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  • One in 30 Australians donate blood.
  • One donations can save up to three lives.
  • Australia needs more than 27,000 donations each week.
  • Demand for blood and blood products will grow by 100% over the next 10 years.
  • A single unit of blood taken during a whole blood donation is about 470mL.
  • Your body keeps on replenishing blood all the time.
  • Giving blood only takes one hour of your time.
  • One in 30 Australians donate blood.
  • One donations can save up to three lives.
  • Australia needs more than 27,000 donations each week.
  • Demand for blood and blood products will grow by 100% over the next 10 years.
  • A single unit of blood taken during a whole blood donation is about 470mL.
  • Your body keeps on replenishing blood all the time.
  • Giving blood only takes one hour of your time.
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If you're a student wanting to learn more about blood donation check out the details below.

When can I donate?

Most people are able to give blood if they:

  • are fit, healthy and not suffering from a cold, flu or other illness at the time of donation or in the previous seven days
  • are aged between 16-70 years (in QLD and WA 16-17 year olds require parental consent)
  • weigh more than 45kg 

Find out more about eligibility to donate.

PDF Download the parental consent form

If you are in school or university and would like to donate as a group find out more through Club Red

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