LOUISE Griffin volunteers her time to drive people with blood cancer to Melbourne for treatment in Melbourne.
Ms Griffin’s patch covers patients in the Daylesford and Ballarat regions, alleviating the stress for patients and their families of having to navigate unfamiliar Melbourne traffic, parking and driving long distance.
She is part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s nationwide patient transport program and will now make her journey in a brand new Holden Commodore black edition via Ballarat Holden.
The car is one of 17 new Commodores added to the national fleet from the car giant this year.
Ballarat Holden spokesman Mark Wall said the patient transport program was so important for regional patients, particularly in such an already stressful time, and Ballarat Holden was proud to help in an initiative that would benefit its community.
About 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer or blood disorder every day. More than 2,000 families have used the foundation’s patient transport service free of charge in the past year.
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