Many cancer patients will require a blood transfusion at some point.
Every donation can save up to three lives and one third of all donations are used for cancer patients.
So, if you know someone going through cancer this could be a great thing to do.
Or, you know, just donate anyway because it’s awesome (and they give you snacks).
Briony Benjamin, the Executive Producer of Video mischief-making at Mamamia, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after a year of feeling crappy for no good reason.
You can read her story – ‘I want to tell you about the best gift I’ve ever been given’ , about the importance of blood donation, here.