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 Service Group Donation Program.

Since 2013, more than 30 organisations have joined their ‘Blood Donation Community’ and together they have made over 19,000 blood donations & helped more than 57,000 patients in need. This is an unbelievable achievement!

The Team Adem Community is the largest ‘Blood Donation Community’ in Australia, and in 2017 reached the ambitious goal of helping 15,000 patients through blood donation. With strong community support, Team Adem and the Crosby family are not stopping there, as they’re now striving to help 100,000 Australians in need through blood donation. This may take a little while to accomplish and milestones will certainly be celebrated along the way, but we’re confident of one thing – the Team Adem Community will get there!

To all of the individual donors in the Team Adem Community, thank you for uniting to save lives.

CURRENT 2018 DONATION TALLY

Organisation Donation count Lives saved
Team Adem 72 216
Woolworths Queensland 36 108
Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service (SCHHS) 23 69
Elki's Donors 21 63
Team Brendan 16 48
Chancellor State College 9 27
Leukaemia Foundation 8 24
Sunshine Coast Council 6 18
University of the Sunshine Coast 6 18
Matthew Flinders Anglican College 4 12
Mountain Creek State High School 4 12
Siena Catholic College 4 12
RBWH Cancer Care for Team Adem 3 9
Sunshine Coast Grammar School 3 9
St John's College, Nambour 2 6
Union. College for Team Adem 2 6
Bretts Timber & Hardware 1 3
Cricks Auto Group 1 3
Droughtmaster Bleeders 1 3
Team Bloomhill Cancer Help 1 3
7 Sunshine Coast Marathon 0 0
Beerwah State High School 0 0
Caboolture State High School 0 0
Emmanuel College for Team Adem 0 0
Harcourts Buderim 0 0
Malouf Pharmacies 0 0
Maroochydore Homemaker Centre 0 0
McGrath Estate Agents Caloundra for Team Adem 0 0
NCP Bathroom Centres 0 0
Spiral Inc. 0 0
Sunshine Toyota 0 0
Wishlist - Sunshine Coast Health Foundation 0 0
YSA Sunshine Coast 0 0
NATIONAL TOTAL 223 669

Donation tally as of 18/01/18

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