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A Red Cross blood bank donation van. (AAP)

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is urging Australians to give blood over the holiday period.

It says cancer patients are the main beneficiaries, along with women having complications during childbirth, trauma victims and those needing emergency surgery and transfusions.

But there is also an increasing need for plasma donations for people with autoimmune deficiencies.

 

By
Peggy Giakoumelos
Presented by
Brwa Mohamed
Published on
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 10:04
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1.64 MB
Duration
3 min 35 sec