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School Donations

Every year, secondary school students across Australia save thousands of lives by giving blood and promoting blood donation. You can be a lifesaver too!

Youth Ambassador Program

Be a life-saver. No speedos required!

Are you in Year 10, 11 or 12 and looking for a volunteer/community service role where you can actually change lives? 

Become a Red25 Youth Ambassador and you’ll get:

  • The chance to save lives by promoting blood donation in your school
  • Real leadership, communication and marketing skills
  • Community service and volunteer experience towards International Baccalaureate (IB), Duke of Edinburgh, university applications or careers programs


To become a Youth Ambassador, a student has to be nominated by a teacher.

pdf Youth Ambassador Teacher Overview 

Youth Ambassador Program Nomination Form 

pdf 2014 Club Red Schools Challenge Results


Can I donate blood?

You may be able give blood if you:

  • are aged 16 or over
  • weigh more than 50kgs
  • are feeling well
  • meet other eligibility guidelines

If you are 16 or 17 and live in Queensland or Western Australia, you’ll need a completed Parental consent form before you can donate blood.

pdf Parental consent form for QLD and WA

pdf 2015 Red25 Youth Ambassador Handbook

pdf Youth Ambassador Student Overview 

Student Resources

Want to learn more about blood or blood donation? See our info for students.

Working With Children Checks 

Current legislation does not require Blood Service staff to obtain Working With Children Checks for: 

  • Blood Service promotional visits to schools
  • Mobile donor centre visits to schools with Blood Service staff
  • Receiving school groups into blood donor centres
  • Blood Service staff driving children to and from donor centres

If your school would like to have a Working With Children check undertaken, please have the principal email a request to red25@redcrossblood.org.au.

More ways you can help

For further information on a range of youth volunteering opportunities available with the Australian Red Cross please visit the website redcross.org.au.

Got a question?

Call us on 1300 886 524
Complete our Red25 online enquiry form