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Every year, thousands of 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
Can I donate blood?
About Club Red
Student Resources
Working With Children

Youth Ambassador Program

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

Become a Club Red 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, you just have to be nominated online by a teacher. Nominations open in Term 1, 2015, but your teacher can register for your school to be involved right now.

Information for students

PDF Youth Ambassador Student Overview (705KB)

Information for teachers

If your school is interested in participating, teachers can complete the Expression of Interest form by end of Term 4, 2014 to receive program updates and be notified when nominations open.

PDF Youth Ambassador Teacher Overview (83KB)

Expression of Interest Form 

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 (learn more in our FAQs

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 (98.4 KB)

About Club Red

Club Red is the community donation program of the Red Cross Blood Service. In it, students get together and encourage their friends and school community to give blood.

Each year, your school can compete with others in your state or territory to save the most lives. Find out more in the Club Red Schools Brochure

PDF Club Red Brochure (1.2 MB)

To join Club Red

  • Choose a Club Red coordinator for your school (this can be a teacher or staff member)
  • The coordinator registers your school to receive an information pack 
  • Encourage others to join your Club Red group
  • Track your group donations online to see how many lives your group saves

Register for Club Red here or call 1300 886 524.

Student Resources

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

Working With Children

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 clubred@redcrossblood.org.au.

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