CGHS porter Pete Stewart has spent the last five weeks at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne but hopes to return home soon.
According to ED nurse and instigator of the ‘Pump for Pete’ campaign, Rosalie Walker, when she visited him in hospital last week, he had just received his 26th unit of blood.
“This is just Pete…there are many others in similar positions who need blood too,” Rosalie said.
So while the response to ‘Pump for Pete’ has been “overwhelming”, Rosalie urged people to make an appointment with the mobile Blood Bank which comes to Sale on December 7. “You need to make an appointment,” she said.
Rosalie also urged as many people as possible to sign the Bone Marrow registry. Forms are available in various CGHS departments.
How to donate
You can donate blood through the Red Cross Blood Bank in Traralgon or the Mobile Donor Centre which is coming to Sale between 7-24 December.
The Traralgon Donor Centre is located at 20 Seymour Street, Traralgon.
It is open Monday to Friday and the first Saturday of each month.
Traralgon operating times are:
Monday 1 – 8:30pm
Tuesday 1 – 7:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday 10:30am – 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm (first Saturday of the month only)
Mobile Donor Centre location: Sale Greyhound Racing Club, Sale Maffra Road, Sale
Sale operating times
Monday 2:30 – 7:00pm
Tuesday 11:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 2:30pm