Yes, we’ve done it again

Flinders University has topped the pack yet again in the Red Cross Tertiary Blood Challenge, coming first by a large margin in both the highest number of donations and new donors.

The Flinders University community registered a whopping 572 donations (compared to 491 from the University of Adelaide and 381 from the University of South Australia) with 61 new donors (compared to 36 from the University of Adelaide and 11 from the University of South Australia.)

Donations from the Flinders community through the 2020 challenge just pipped the University’s total last year of 559.

On behalf of Australian patients everywhere, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is passing on its thanks to everyone who donated or encouraged others to donate in the 2020 Tertiary Blood Challenge.

A total of 16,471 donations were made across Australia during the challenge, saving up to 49,413 lives with Flinders University coming an impressive 11th on the national tally.

In South Australia, 1,664 blood, plasma and platelet donations were made. Each donation represents another chance at life, another birthday, another anniversary, another laugh – and another opportunity for someone to make a difference.

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