Halls Head woman recognised for making 200 blood donations, saving 600 lives

Lexie Fowlie. Picture: Jon Hewson
Lexie Fowlie. Picture: Jon Hewson

HALLS Head resident Lexie Fowlie will be recognised as one of the top blood donors in Perth on September 8 after making 200 donations and saving more than 600 lives since the late 1960s.

Ms Fowlie is one of 800 donors being celebrated during upcoming National Blood Donor Week for saving the lives of more than 300,000 Australians.

Perth donors, who have reached a milestone donation in increments of 50 in the past year will be thanked at a special recognition ceremony. Ms Fowlie has donated more than 280 litres of blood, fortnightly, for decades.

She would encourage all who can to give blood.

“Don’t be a wuss, just donate blood,” she said.

“It doesn’t hurt, and you get tea, bikkie and a muffin afterwards.”

Blood Service spokeswoman Jessica Willet said every 24 minutes across Australia, a person donates blood and saves lives.

“Together Perth donors have given up more than 56,400 litres of blood in the past year and helped save the lives of close to 360,000 Australians,” she said.

National Blood Donor Week, from September 2 to 8, is an annual celebration for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service to recognise all those who save lives every year.