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Red Cross Blood Service

20/03/2014
 
Red Cross Blood Service
 
 
This year marks the 100th anniversary for the Australian Red Cross Service and Toolooa is supporting the Blood service branch by encouraging young people to donate blood.  In Australia 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime yet only 1 in 30 will donate.  It takes around 30 minutes of your day to save 3 people each time you donate.
 
Toolooa again is educating students and staff on the benefits of donating. On Thursday 6th March  4 students attended the Red Cross Ambassador training to learn more about the process and benefits of donating blood.  Katie, Kahla, Jessica and Kaitlyn will be promoting the benefits of donating and trying to increase the donation rate not only within Toolooa but the wider community as well.
 
If you are 16 or over, in good health you are most likely a suitable donor.  A short questionnaire will determine if you could save lives.  In 2014 Toolooa will also be involved in the Club Red Challenge which sees schools in the local district challenge each other to get the greatest number of donors.  When you donate blood your donation can go toward the Toolooa Club Red tally for additional recognition in the community.  For those students who are not yet old enough you can still do your part by encouraging your parent, family and friends to donate and register for Club Red under the Toolooa State High School team.
 
The challenge has been set to have at least 25% of the eligible student body donate in 2014.  See one of the Ambassadors or Mrs Read in science for more information/enrolment forms.