Mrs Tull is very clear about the importance of blood donation.
She has missed six months of school and lost her hair, which is now falling out for a second time.
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''This means anything collected on the Friday before Christmas will either expire or be depleted by Boxing Day,'' said Red Cross spokeswoman Jemma Falkenmire.
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The Newcastle Herald has thrown its support behind the Red Cross's appeal for 500 donors in the Hunter during the Christmas period.
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Thankfully the procedure was carefully explained, the needle didn't hurt, and I didn't faint at the sight of my vital bodily essence being siphoned off then rocked like a baby in a cradle.
''She wouldn't be here,'' she said. ''I can never personally thank the people who have saved her life, but I want all donors to know that they make a difference.''
There was even time to sketch out the concept for today's cartoon while waiting in the chair.
Amelia's treatment has involved weekly chemotherapy at John Hunter Children's Hospital, regular lumbar punctures and more than 20 transfusions using donated blood.
Platelets are essential for cancer patients but are the shortest lived blood product with a shelf life of only five days.
After volunteering with other Newcastle Herald staff to give blood and filling out several pages of forms, the nurse took my blood pressure and it wasn't good news.
I NEARLY failed the physical.
Probably because of the exhausting 200 metre walk from the Herald.
''Every donation helps to save as many as three lives.''Herald cartoonist Peter Lewis lined up to give blood yesterday and lived to tell the tale .
The milkshake and sausage roll tasted good but probably hasn't helped lower my blood pressure for the next time I become a donor.
However the rest of the process proved to be easy.
While people head off to enjoy the holidays, cancer patients such as Amelia require regular transfusions and much needed platelets.
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