Blood Donations ‘Essential’: The Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWL-HD) is calling on people to roll up their sleeves and donate blood. “We need donors now more than ever,” said WNSWLHD Haemovigilance Clinical Nurse Consultant, Karen Beattie. “The government has actually made blood donation one of the 16 reasons you can leave your home. There are 800 blood donation cancellations per day nationally and blood products shortages are potentially going to be a reality.” The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood need 29,000 blood donors every week. They have introduced procedures to meet social distancing requirements and keep their donors safe. “The need for blood never stops. Blood is needed every day by Australian patients.” The WNSWLHD is calling on eligible Australians to become blood donors and for existing donors to make and honour their appointments to prevent a potential shortage of blood supplies. Make an appointment online or call 13 14 95.
Corona Count: As of 10.00am Wednesday 15 April, the Western NSW Local Health District has 45 confirmed cases of COVID-19. A total of 35 people have recovered from COVID-19.
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Building and Growing: On Wednesday work began on the new median island on the Newell Highway in front of the new Caltex service station. Changed traffic conditions are to be in place from Wednesday 15 until Wednesday, 29th April between the hours of 9.30am to 3.30pm. Please slow down when driving through this area and exercise patience. The work will take two weeks and benefit drivers for years to come.