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School donations

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Some things are more fun with friends

Club Red encourages students to get a group of friends together and give blood.

Generally speaking, you can give blood if you:

  • are aged 16 or over
  • weigh more than 50kgs
  • are feeling healthy and well
  • meet other eligibility guidelines - see FAQs for more details.

How do I join Club Red?

  • Select a Club Red coordinator for your school
  • One person from your group needs to register and we’ll send you an information pack  
  • Encourage your members to join your Club Red group.
  • You can track your group donations online and see how many lives your group saves.

To find out more, take a look at our brochure and if you're interested in joining Club Red register here or call us on 1300 886 524.

PDF Club Red Brochure (1.2 MB)

Parental consent for under 18s in QLD or WA

If you are under 18 years of age and live in Queensland or Western Australia a parental consent form is required. To meet State Government's requirements, we can only accept the attached form for consent purposes - we cannot accept written notes, letters or adapted forms.

The consent form also contains frequently asked questions by 16-17 old donors, and information about giving blood

pdf Parental consent form for QLD and WA (98.4 KB)

Working with children legislation

The Blood Service complies with current Working with Children legislation across each state. The legislation does not require Blood Service staff to obtain Working with Children checks and covers the following: 

  • Blood Service promotional visits to schools
  • Donor Mobile Unit visits to schools with Blood Service staff
  • Receiving school groups into Donor Centres. 
  • Blood Service staff driving children to and from donor centres 

If a school representative would like to have a Working with Children check undertaken, the Principal of the relevant school should email the request to clubred@redcrossblood.org.au and we will respond within 3 business days.

Student resources

If you want to find out more about blood or blood donation, take a look at our student resources section.

Become a Youth Ambassador

Take on a fulfilling leadership role, where you encourage your peers to get on board and raise awareness of the ongoing need for blood. Download our Youth Ambassador Handbook 2014.

Got a question?

  • Check out our FAQs
  • Call us on 1300 886 524, or
  • Complete the online enquiry form.