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    Joining the Australian Bone Marrow Registry

    August 26, 2019

    If you’re reading this you probably already know how great it feels to donate blood and save lives. But did you know there’s another simple way to save lives? By joining The Blood Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

    Australia’s ethnic face is changing, and so are our blood types

    August 9, 2019

    It’s often said that no matter who we are, “we all bleed red”. But although our blood may be the same colour, we’re as individual on the inside as we are on the surface.

    The Journey of Blood

    July 29, 2019

    Have you ever wondered what happens to your blood after donating?

    Bloody Great Friday - red neon blood drop sign

    July 11, 2019

    If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s Friday. In fact, it’s scientifically proven that Friday is the happiest day of the week. That’s why we decided to open some of our centres for 24-hours, to host our first ever donate-a-thon - Bloody Great Friday. 

    Australian Red Cross Blood Service employee holding a transportation box in front of delivery van.

    July 1, 2019

    We need to beat the weather to supply safe blood all around Australia, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    Blood Drop

    May 30, 2019

    Do you experience Festival FOMO? Are you finding your winter calendar a bit lacking in events that don’t require you to wear eleven layers of clothing to brave the wet and wild world outside? 

    Image of a woman holding a cake with the number 600.

    May 21, 2019

    We think there’s something very special about our donors. They give up their time to help out others, and when someone like Dawn Jarrett comes along to our centre we’re blown away by their amazing generosity.

    May 16, 2019

    It’s everyone’s least favourite time of year: winter. It’s cold, there’s less sunshine and trying to keep a polite barrier between you and your colleague that insists they’ve just got “hay fever” and not a raging, contagious flu is getting increasingly difficult.  

    Illustrated Graphic if an hourglass, half full

    March 6, 2019

    There comes a point in almost every day when you find yourself avoiding a necessary task. No matter what that task is, these tried and true methods are possibly the best ways to put off doing it, and return to the task feeling refreshed and renewed by a sense of accomplishment. 

    Red blood droplet

    March 5, 2019

    Brush up on these fantastically fun blood facts. You can drop them into conversations to impress your mates, use them at your next trivia night or just find out a bit more about why your blood is so powerful.

    1.    Blood types were discovered by Karl Landsteiner in 1901. 

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