Letters to the editor

May 16, 2017

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Don’t think, do

- Ian Scott, Shepparton

A few years back, in my mid-50s, I decided to start donating blood.

While I was a bit nervous the first time, I soon realised it was easy and it was no more painful than a blood test (that is, very, very minor).

The staff at the blood bank are fantastic and make you feel very comfortable, the recovery time is very quick and you feel great for donating.

I then wished I had started doing it a long time ago.

Unfortunately, due to major surgery recently I am no longer allowed to give blood, which I am very disappointed about as it is a very worthy cause that makes you feel really good.

If you have ever thought about donating blood, then don’t think about it any longer and go into your local blood bank (or phone) and have a talk to them.

With many other types of donations often you can’t be sure how much is actually going to the cause, but with donating blood you can be assured that 100 per cent of your donation is going to very worthy recipients.

Give blood, feel great.

Credit wrong

- Thomas Hammond, Shepparton

Much kudos has been given over the past week to the Member for Shepparton for our communities’ windfall in the recent state budget.

But just a reminder for locals that this is from a Labor government, delivering a Labor budget that lives up to its promise to govern for all Victorians, especially the regions.

We all have Labor to thank for the investment that is going to do so much for our region.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes has been advocating, lobbying and fighting hard within the caucus room on behalf of her constituents and it is her efforts we need to be acknowledging as we celebrate the Regional Rail Revival package that will bring more trains to our community, the family violence court that will be based right here, the funding for the planning works on the Shepparton bypass, new drug rehabilitation facilities and the funding for the Muarra Centre for Regional Excellence, among other things, that will make our community better and stronger then ever before.

Credit where credit is due.

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