D9685 joins the Australian Rotary District Blood Drive
Many will have seen the article (and front cover) of the March edition of RDU with our very own Bruce de Graaf dressed as a vampire. Hopefully it will set the scene for a great Rotary Community Activity and everyone gets to have a bit of fun on the way.

The teams at the Blood Service are in the process of being updated about the Rotary blood drive.
 
Read on for all the information you need but the important thing to remember is that all Rotarians must register with the Red25 program to make their donation count.
 
Obviously the real winners will be the patients in hospital.
 
 
The following documents are available on the Red25 page on the District website:
  •  An Adobe presentation that can be used to present at Club meetings.  To use as a presentation go to “View” in the top menu and select “Full Screen Mode”
  • A list of Donor Centre addresses (tab 1) and list of Blood Service Community Relations contacts (tab2)
  • Registration Slip for individuals to join Red25 and nominate their Rotary District (under Division). This form is to be handed to reception when donating
To find out what they need to do to join the drive, Rotarians may visit our Red25 page or go to  http://donateblood.com.au/rotarydonateblood.com.au/rotary
 
The donateblood.com.au web site has a great deal of information for members and they will be able to:-
  • check their eligibility to donate blood
  • find their nearest location to donate
  • make a booking to donate
  • advice on preparation for a donation
  • check how our District is going in the drive (on the Rotary landing page on our web site click on the red “Tally” at point No 4, click on advanced search, filter by Division (not State). Enter date range and select Search
 
If anyone wants to organise a group donation or guest speaker contact their nearest Community Relations person from the list on our Red25 page
 
If anyone wants to organise an individual donation they can simply contact our call centre on 13 14 95 or book via the web site.
 
The important thing to remember is that all Rotarians must register with the Red25 program to make their donation count. Under Rotary Australia in the Red25 Program they will need to nominate their Rotary District they want their donations to count towards. Forms to register are at all Blood Donor Centres or the form on our Red25 page
 
Good luck with the drive and may the best District WIN. Obviously the real winners will be the patients in hospital.
 
Sponsors