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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 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.


Organisation Donation count Lives saved
Team Adem 377 1,131
Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service (SCHHS) 165 495
Woolworths Queensland 163 489
Team Brendan 107 321
University of the Sunshine Coast 101 303
Elki's Donors 90 270
RBWH Cancer Care for Team Adem 41 123
Sunshine Coast Council 35 105
Siena Catholic College 34 102
Chancellor State College 32 96
Leukaemia Foundation 29 87
Matthew Flinders Anglican College 23 69
St John's College, Nambour 16 48
Union. College for Team Adem 13 39
Mountain Creek State High School 12 36
Sunshine Coast Grammar School 12 36
Bretts Timber & Hardware 9 27
Maroochydore Homemaker Centre 9 27
Sunshine Toyota 8 24
Droughtmaster Bleeders 4 12
Emmanuel College for Team Adem 3 9
Caboolture State High School 2 6
Malouf Pharmacies 2 6
NCP Bathroom Centres 2 6
Beerwah State High School 1 3
Cricks Auto Group 1 3
Harcourts Buderim 1 3
Spiral Inc. 1 3
Team Bloomhill Cancer Help 1 3
7 Sunshine Coast Marathon 0 0
McGrath Estate Agents Caloundra for Team Adem 0 0
Wishlist - Sunshine Coast Health Foundation 0 0
YSA Sunshine Coast 0 0
NATIONAL TOTAL 1,294 3,882

Donation tally as of 22/03/18

Find out more about the Team Adem community here

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