Adelaide’s March Madness has hit but the show must go on at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
The South Australian Blood Service needs to fill an additional 400 appointments over the next fortnight and is concerned that the city’s current festivities could lead to a decline in donor numbers.
Blood Service spokeswoman Emma Schreiber is reminding locals that while there is plenty to see on stage this March, donors are still needed to perform life-saving blood donations.
“We’re finding that many of our regular donors are busy with the state’s festivals and events and are currently unavailable to give blood,” Ms Schreiber said.
“We need more donors to step forward because the reality is that the need for blood doesn’t disappear, 27,000 blood donations are still required every week.
“It takes just an hour of your time to perform something special off stage by giving blood and saving three lives.”
Ahead of their single launch on Friday 8 March, Fringe stars Georgia Germein and her sisters will be performing a special lunch time show at the Regent Blood Donor Centre at 1pm on Monday 4 March.
The Germein Sisters are performing a special acoustic set to thank those who donate and in hope that they can encourage more people to make an appointment during this important time.
“My applause goes to the blood donors who are selflessly making donations that will mean a life-time to those in need,” Georgia Germein said.
To include a blood donation in your events calendar this March call 13 14 95 or visit donateblood.com.au.