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Bunbury needs your blood!

By Kevin Kelly

A recent plan from the Bunbury city council is seeing blood donation numbers from council employees on the up – that's great news for people who need blood transfusions to stay alive, and you could be helping! Bunbury rentals might soon be in high demand after such positive steps at organisational level.

There is always a need for more blood donations – even plasma and platelet donors are few and far between.

A state-wide blood donation challenge in regional councils is helping to encourage people to get down to their local donation centres and give some of their liquid gold to those who need it. So far, Bunbury is coming in second place, according to a 12 May media release from the city council. Only behind Wanneroo, that gives the city a great chance of taking out top spot before the 'competition' ends at the end of June.

Why is blood donation so important?

People need blood to survive, and for many, transfusion is a part of their normal life. Without constant access to it, stocks can be depleted and people won't be able to get what they need. This can be life-threatening.

While drives like this one are a bit of fun with a good message, it's of the utmost importance that people give regularly to keep the stores in full supply. You might have a really valuable blood type, so you'll be needed as much as possible.

"Saving a life is something you can't put a price on and on a personal level I would not be here today if it wasn't for blood donation," said Occupational Health and Safety officer Bronte MacMillan.

"One donation can save three people's lives and it is fantastic to see my fellow colleagues throwing their support behind this challenge."

Even the mayor is getting behind the drive!

"It only takes an hour of your time and can save countless lives," said mayor Brennan.

Bunbury is a great place to live, with such a great community feel. Talk to Ray White Bunbury about what homes we have available to buy and rent right now.

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