The life you save…
In early 2020, Type A-Flo Positive team members learned just how close to home the need for blood can be. One of our staff members was hospitalised, and during his recovery he sent the team the following message:
Just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who donated blood. On Wednesday night I was in hospital suffering internal bleeding due to post operative complications. Having considerable blood loss I was given two units of blood to be stabilised for corrective surgery. I’m on the mend and should be back some time next week.
I can’t donate blood but I see there is an upcoming opportunity to donate in a few weeks. So I encourage anyone able to consider going along. The life you save may be family, friend or co-worker. Thank you for your efforts.
It’s a great feeling, knowing that we’re part of something that helped save our team mate’s life. Even if you never know the recipient of your donation, it’s still a buzz, as one of our Lifeblood Team members said a few days after donating:
I got a text message letting me know that my recent blood donation is going to help people at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre today. It is amazing that I can help people who are going through such a hard time.