Blood Bank Returns


17 May 2002

Thomas George, National Party Member for Lismore is pleased to advise that Red Cross Blood Bank collections would recommence in Casino and in Kyogle.

"I organised a number of discussions with Mr Chris Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Rivers Area Health Service and Mr Richard Webb, Public Relations Coordinator for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service with the aim of resolving the issues relating to Blood Bank mobile collection centres following a number of approaches from donors"

"The Casino collections will be start again on Monday 24 June and will be monthly at the Community Health Centre and Kyogle collections will be at the A& E Department at the hospital, three monthly commencing on the 27 May,"

Re-establishment of these services are of great benefit for the community as a whole and the Australian Red Cross Blood Bank Collection.

"It is also an appropriate time to recognise the importance and significance of all donors - a simple act saves lives. Congratulations to all donors and the volunteers associated with the Red Cross Blood Bank Service," concluded Thomas George.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.