CFA volunteer helping others

Wollert firefighter Stuart McCombe. (Supplied)

For seven consecutive years, CFA volunteer Stuart McCombe has rolled up his sleeve to donate blood and plasma.

The Wollert firefighter and others from his brigade have teamed up to become a part of the 2024 Emergency Services Blood Drive.

For Stuart, donating is a no brainer as plasma is able to be used in 18 different life-giving ways.

“It really ties back into why I joined CFA. It’s about helping other people, at the end of the day, one out of three people will need blood in their lives,” he said.

“I’ve been brought up doing things for the community so for me that’s what it’s about. I don’t know where it goes and if me or my family need it, that’s where it’s going to come from, others donating.

“Doing what I can to be a good person in the community costs me nothing. It can mean between life or death for some people.”

The Blood Drive, held annually by Australian Red Cross Lifeblood from June 1 to August 31, calls on emergency service workers to compete in a bit of healthy competition by providing the highest number of blood and plasma donations.

“Roll up your sleeves and give it a go,” he said.

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