New centre opened

Julie Maloney, of Sorrento, was one of the first to donate at the rebranded Edgewater Blood Donor Centre, with the help of nurses Maria O'Melia and Darlene Hall.
Julie Maloney, of Sorrento, was one of the first to donate at the rebranded Edgewater Blood Donor Centre, with the help of nurses Maria O'Melia and Darlene Hall.

It followed the merger of the Whitford and Joondalup centres over the weekend.

�Our donors have been very supportive of the merger and we are thrilled that many of our Whitford and Joondalup donors are already booked in to donate at Edgewater,� Blood Service spokeswoman Jessica Willet said.

�The familiar faces of staff from both Whitford and Joondalup are still there and we are now operating with much longer opening hours, making it even easier to book an appointment.�

The Edgewater Blood Donor Centre is open six days a week for blood, plasma and platelet donations at 57 Joondalup Drive, Edgewater.

The centre needs another 330 people to donate in the next fortnight.

To make an appointment, visit www.donateblood.com.au or call 13 14 95.

OPENING HOURS

Monday: 9am-8.30pm

Tuesday: 7am-8pm

Wednesday: 11.30am-8.30pm

Thursday: 7am-8.30pm

Friday: 7am-3.30pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 8am-1.30pm