Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Blood Saved Tahlia's Life

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Blood Saved Tahlia's Life

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Byline: HAMISH BROOME Hamish.Broome@northernstar.com.au

Lismore, Ballina donor centres: Christmas and New Year Key Dates

Mon, Dec 23: Lismore: noon-7pm, Ballina: 1.30pm-7pm

Tue, Dec 24: Lismore: 7am-2pm, Ballina: 9.30am-1pm

Fri, Dec 27: Lismore: 7am-2pm

Sat, Dec 28: Lismore: 9am-1pm

Mon, Dec 30: Lismore: noon-7pm, Ballina 1.30pm-7pm

Tues, Dec 31: Lismore: 7am-2pm, Ballina: 9.30am-1pm

Phone 13 14 95 or visit donateblood.com.au.

Most people in good health aged 16-70 can donate

BY THE time she hit seven, Tahlia Evans had received more blood transfusions than most might see in their lifetime.

Diagnosed with leukemia at four, she spent the next two years getting daily doses of chemotherapy to combat the disease.

Chemotherapy does a great job of wiping out leukemia cells but kills good blood cells in the process.

Transfusions are like a life-giving pit stop before the body is ready to return to treatment. …

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