Social tiles – donate blood
During February, we are asking you to donate blood and support those impacted by cancer. Cancer Council and Red Cross Lifeblood have partnered for the month of February to raise awareness of the links between blood donation and cancer support, and how individuals can support those impacted by cancer.
Did you know that 34% of blood donations support people impacted by cancer
Anyone who donates blood in February will be able to show their support for people living with cancer with a beautiful daffodil bandage designed by Australian artist Beci Orpin.
Join Cancer Council’s team!
Go to website lifeblood.com.au
- Step 1: Log in or register if you don’t have an account.
- Step 2: go to the ‘My details’ menu at the top and click on ‘Manage preferences’.
- Step 3: Next to the ‘Lifeblood Team’ heading, start typing Cancer Council into the box. When it appears in the supplied options, click on it and press ‘Submit’. There are multiple variations of Cancer Council teams, please select “Cancer Council”.
- Step 4: At the bottom of the page, click ‘Save updates’.
Start a conversation
Share the ready-made social tiles 👇 below or share your own photo with your Cancer Council inspired bandage.
🌼Have you got your Cancer Council themed bandage yet?
Almost 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85 and 🩸 blood donations go a long way to support cancer treatment. People living with cancer are the largest users of blood donations.
💛 @cancercouncilnsw and @lifebloodau will tackle cancer together, during February. Head into a Lifeblood donor centre near you and get your very own Cancer Council themed bandage designed by Beci Orpin 🌼🌼🌼
💪Someone with leukaemia can need up to 9 bags of red blood cells and 36 bags of platelets each month.
💪Red cells, plasma, and platelet transfusions combat the effects of chemotherapy.
💪Transfusions can be needed during cancer surgery.
💪Red cell transfusions combat anaemia caused by cancer.
💪Plasma-based immunoglobulin therapy could slow cancer progression.
💪Plasma-based treatments could protect people affected by cancer from other infections.
📱Search ‘give blood’ to book your donation.