Blood, the best gift you can give. Did you know that donating blood only takes an hour and every donation saves three lives.
Only 1 in 30 people give blood, however, 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime.
Nutrition pre and post donation is also important. Drinking plenty of fluids and having salty snack in the 12 hours before donation, and especially in the 3 hours prior will help maintain your blood volume. After donating, recover by replenishing your fluids but avoid alcohol for >8hours.
Call the Australian Red Cross Blood Service on 13 14 95 to make an appointment or book online right now. Become a frequent donor today because who knows when you or someone you love will need blood.