An avid cyclist has left an “impressive” tribute after he made his 200th anti-D donation to the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood.
The rider known as Peter cycled for eight hours and 46 minutes across the streets of metropolitan Adelaide to create the image through the Strava app.
The image depicts a mother holding a baby next to the Red Cross symbol.
The anti-D donor rode 165km in order for the tribute to be complete.
Hundreds of people reacted to the image that was posted to social media, many congratulating Peter and thanking him for his donation.
“Fantastic effort and wonderful tribute. Well done with the donations,” one person said.
“Great work Peter! I required Anti D when pregnant and now donate plasma,” another posted.
“Wow this is impressive. As an Anti-D recipient 4 times over, thank you,” a third wrote.
“I’ve received 13 doses of anti-D and have 4 beautiful healthy children because of people like this. Thank you,” a fourth said.
Anti-D immunoglobin is an injection made up of the plasma from donors that have a certain type of antibody in their blood.
It is given to Rh (D) negative women to prevent them from developing potentially harmful antibodies during pregnancy.
For women who don’t have anti-D, their next Rh (D) positive baby could suffer from a blood disorder called haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn (HDFN) that could be fatal.
If you wish to donate and are either a man of any age or a woman post child-bearing years, call 13 14 95 or visit the Lifeblood website.