The festive season is upon us, and with it the search for the perfect gift.
Cue crowds, sweaty shoppers, toddler tantrums, and that’s before you make it into the store.
Maybe you shop online. You realise you’ve left it too late and spend hours anxiously refreshing your parcel tracking hoping it’ll get there in time.
What if the perfect gift was much simpler?
What if the perfect gift could be found by sitting in air-conditioned comfort, reclining in an arm chair, browsing your phone, watching TV, or reading a book?
What if this was a gift never to be discarded on Boxing Day or secretly re-gifted to a long-lost relative who made an unexpected visit a few days after Christmas?
What if this perfect gift saved lives?
We’re talking about blood donation. Something simple that can make a profound difference to the person who receives it.
For some it will improve their quality of life.
For others it will give them time. Time with family and friends to say what really matters.
For many it will mean they will survive.
That’s the power of this gift.
So why don’t you join Australia’s biggest Secret Santa by donating blood this Christmas?
With one in three Australians needing blood in their lifetime, it could be one of your family or friends who is given the ultimate gift.
And maybe you can pick up an extra biscuit for Santa’s reindeer while you’re there!
To make an appointment to donate or find out more about blood or blood donation, call 13 14 95, go to lifeblood.com.au or tune into Giving Life, Saturdays, Channel 9 at 1pm.