In support of World Blood Donor Day on June 14, Le Cordon Bleu Australia staff rolled up their sleeves and donated blood to those in need. Plus, milestone donors who donated across South Australia received a red macaron, courtesy of the chefs at Le Cordon Bleu Adelaide.
Each year, the global day raises awareness about the need for blood donations and thank the selfless individuals for their life-saving gift.
“At Le Cordon Bleu Australia, we understand the need to give back to those who need it most,” spokesperson Stephanie Veloudos said.
“To hear that one blood donation can save up to three lives really resonated with us, and we are so proud to have done our bit on this important day.”
In addition to donating blood, Le Cordon Bleu Adelaide chefs baked more than 300 red macarons. These were distributed across Australian Red Cross Lifeblood donor centres at Port Adelaide, Modbury, Noarlunga, Marion and the CBD.
Milestone donors who visited these centres on the day received a sweet treat to say thanks for their efforts in donating blood - some of them donating more than 300 times.
Pictured: Le Cordon Bleu Adelaide Chef Jon McKeigue with staff from the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, and right, hundreds of red macarons that were distributed across South Australian donor centres.
“Supplying macarons to blood donors shows our appreciation for their life-saving contribution and encourages others to join in the noble cause,” Le Cordon Bleu Adelaide chef Jon McKeigue says.
More than 30,000 blood and plasma donations are needed across Australia every week to meet demand and only 3.7% of people in Australia currently donate blood.
If you are aged between 18-75 and are healthy, you may be eligible to donate. Book here.
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