About one in three people living in Australia were born overseas.
Australia is a cultural melting pot, but our blood donors are less diverse. We need a broad mix of ethnicities in our donor pool to meet the needs of patients with rare blood types.
You might lose weight in the short term but fad diets are impossible to sustain.
Diets that promise drastic results with minimal effort, or that ban whole food groups, should ring alarm bells.
Donor blood must be compatible with the patient’s blood to minimise the chance of a transfusion reaction.
Our bodies contain trillions of red blood cells. Each is covered in an array of proteins and sugars, inherited from our parents, which determine our blood group.
Saying they are is to dangerously misunderstand the limits of scientific enquiry.
Don’t bank on it.
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