Kingston councillor Elizabeth Larking has urged local residents to consider giving blood when the Red Cross mobile blood unit visits the Allan McLean Hall in Mordialloc on May 29 and 30.
She said recent research has shown that people who carried a gene that could lead to hemochromatosis, a condition whose sufferers have an overload of iron in the body, might also be at an increased risk of heart attack or stroke and might benefit from giving blood.
She said men were at a slightly higher risk than women, who had the advantage of their menstrual cycle to help keep their bodys iron levels safe.
The mobile unit at Mordialloc will operate on May 29 from 1.15-8pm and on May 30 from 1.15-7.45pm.
Article from Mordialloc Chelsea news, Monday May 8 2000.
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