Wagga's Red Cross centre has seen a surge in donations as generous people pitch in to boost supplies as the nation faces a coronavirus pandemic.
Kieran Cotterill, from Wagga, dropped into the Berry Street centre on Saturday.
"I've been giving blood every three months and this is the first time I have been and the centre was full," he said.
The Daily Advertiser has been told that Wagga saw a significantly higher number of blood donations on Saturday than the normal level but Red Cross Lifeblood centre staff were unable to comment.
The centre was taking blood from multiple donors right up until its closing time at 1pm on Saturday.
The Red Cross this week urged people to make donations and aimed to fill 14,000 appointments over the Easter period as flu season approached.
Mr Cotterill said he donated blood on Saturday to help keep up supplies as coronavirus puts pressure on the health system.
"I wasn't giving blood for a while but I started again about six months ago," he said.
To make an appointment to give blood, visit lifeblood.com.au or call 13 14 95.
Wagga and Murrumbidgee Local Health District have not recorded any positive test results for coronavirus as of Saturday morning.
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