The NSW Nurses Association, along with Unions NSW and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, is on a mini-tour of the North Coast this week to promote Unions for Transfusions, at a time of critical need. Blood stocks nationally have been dangerously low for the past week.
Tyrone Dungey, centre,from Grafton Base Hospital NSWNA branch executive, along with other nurses and unionists, at the Unions for Transfusions event this morning.
As of last Friday, blood stocks were down to only 2.2 days nationally.
If you’re on the north coast, there’s still time to get along to two events tomorrow (Wednesday 27 June). In Kempsey at 10am, there’s a morning tea at Kempsey Police station (6 Sea St, West Kempsey).
In Port Macquarie at 12.30pm, there’s a barbecue at Port Macquarie Base Hospital, in the courtyard between wards 1A and 1B.
If you can’t make it to either event, you can still donate blood under the auspices of Unions for Transfusions’ Club Red (and go into a draw to win a new iPhone.)
Tyrone Dungey speaking at the Unions for Transfusions event at Grafton Base Hospital today. (Looks sunnier than Sydney!)
Image credit: NSWNA