No it’s not the start of a leadership push.
Rather Katy Gallagher has named 2009 “the ACT Year of the Blood Donor”,
- The launch was held at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS) Blood Donor Travelling Exhibition. The Exhibition, which will be in Canberra until 12 March 2009, encourages individuals to find out their blood type and highlights how ordinary Australians can help to save lives through blood donation.
“It is estimated that 1 in 3 Australians will need blood products at some time in their lives,” Ms Gallagher said. “Yet just 1 in 30 Australians give blood.”
“This year the Blood Service is appealing for more than 100,000 new blood donors, in addition to the 40,000 who registered following the bushfires in Victoria.”
I’m not allowed to give blood on account of being a mad cow. So the rest of you better get down there and bleed.