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Team Adem

Started in 2011, Team Adem is the inspirational legacy of Sunshine Coast teenager Adem Crosby.

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of Leukaemia at the age of 17 - Adem’s battle touched the hearts of many and during his two and a half year treatment; he received more than 350 blood and blood product transfusions.

Adem Crosby

Spending so many hours in oncology wards, the Crosby family quickly came to realise the important role blood donations play in the lives of cancer patients.  Adem’s wish was to use his experience to inspire the community to help other patients in need.

With a goal to help others and raise awareness about the important and life-saving difference blood donations make – Team Adem joined Red25, the Australian Red Cross Blood Services Group Donation Program.

Since 2013, more than 30 organisations have joined their ‘Blood Donation Community’ and together they have made over 16,000 blood donations & helped more than 50,000 patients in need.

They are ranked third highest in Australia, for their contribution to the Blood Service’s Red25 group donation program and  in 2017 they have set themselves an ambitious goal, to help 15,000 patients.

With strong community support, Team Adem and the Crosby family won’t stop there.  Their life-changing goal is to grow each year and continue to inspire others.


Organisation Donation count Lives saved
Team Adem 1,131 3,393
Woolworths Queensland 437 1,311
Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service (SCHHS) 387 1,161
Elki's Donors 336 1,008
University of the Sunshine Coast 241 723
RBWH Cancer Care for Team Adem 191 573
Team Brendan 189 567
Siena Catholic College 160 480
Matthew Flinders Anglican College 123 369
Sunshine Coast Council 106 318
Chancellor State College 93 279
Leukaemia Foundation 75 225
St John's College, Nambour 68 204
Mountain Creek State High School 48 144
Bretts Timber and Hardware 38 114
Sunshine Coast Grammar School 37 111
Caboolture State High School 25 75
Cricks Auto Group 15 45
Droughtmaster Bleeders 15 45
Maroochydore Homemaker Centre 13 39
NCP Bathroom Centres 13 39
Union. College for Team Adem 11 33
Emmanuel College for Team Adem 6 18
Harcourts Buderim 4 12
Malouf Pharmacies 4 12
Beerwah State High School 3 9
Spiral Inc. 3 9
Team Bloomhill Cancer Help 3 9
Wishlist - Sunshine Coast Health Foundation 2 6
7 Sunshine Coast Marathon 0 0
McGrath Estate Agents Caloundra for Team Adem 0 0
YSA Sunshine Coast 0 0
NATIONAL TOTAL 3,777 11,331

Donation tally as of 20/09/17.

Find out more about the Team Adem community here