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Locals urged to give blood during Easter


Mackay residents are being encouraged to hop into their Lifeblood Queensland clinic and donate this Easter.

Stocks of the emergency blood type O-negative have continued to drop despite recent appeals and Lifeblood is calling for people with this type to give blood

In the Mackay region, 90 plama donations are needed over the Easter long weekend.

Donation centres will be open Easter Saturday and Easter Monday.

To book a donation, visit, download the free Donate Blood app or call 13 14 95.

Image: Supplied by Australian Red Cross Lifeblood