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    Why we are not a bank

    March 17, 2020

    Fun fact: your spleen is sometimes referred to as the ‘blood bank’ of the body, because it’s responsible for blood production and acts as a reservoir, storing blood for bodily emergencies.

    Donor Danny draws blood at Ringwood Donor Centre

    March 17, 2020

    Our staff at Ringwood are seeing themselves in a new light, and it’s in black and white! Visions of our Ringwood team emerged in imaginative whorls, loops and strokes from the hand of cartoonist Danny Zemp when he comes in to donate plasma.

    The remarkable life of Dame Janet Maria Vaughan

    February 11, 2020

    Though not a household name quite like Albert Einstein or Marie Curie, Janet Vaughan is responsible for creating national blood banks, saving countless lives and launching a new era of blood transfusion and medical practice that we know today.

    How to become a Flexible Donor at Lifeblood.

    February 6, 2020

    If you’re a blood donor, you know we believe your blood is worth bottling. Every blood donation reminds us that our donors really are the heartbeat of the nation, keeping Australia pumping with your priceless gift.

    Defence Challenge Results 2019

    January 28, 2020

    Every year, the Navy, Army, Air Force and Defence Public Servants gather together for some friendly competition as part of our Defence Challenge.   

    60 donations for 60 years

    January 24, 2020

    Blood donor Robyn recently celebrated her 60th birthday in an unusual way: by encouraging 60 of her friends, family, patients, and colleagues to donate blood at the Caulfield Blood Donor Centre — many for the first time.

    Snack off 2019

    January 23, 2020

    It’s time to feast your eyes on the snack round-up of 2019. We collected 1,493,675 donations last year from thousands of generous donors. All that donating can work up an appetite and having a treat is well deserved. After all, you’ve just helped to save lives!

    Random Acts of Kindness Day

    January 23, 2020

    There are a lot of days to celebrate and acknowledge every year, from Record Store Day to Leave the Office Early Day (no, we’re not making that up!). Though some of them might seem a little bit silly, they can also help us to make the world a little better through small acts.

    5 Amazing Stories that Giving Life gave us

    January 22, 2020

    Our series Giving Life has followed the inspiring stories of those who give, receive and make life possible. We’ve taken a look back at five of the most amazing stories from the series. 

    blood type testing scientist

    January 20, 2020

    As a blood donor, you probably already know your blood type as some combination of A, B, O and then a positive or negative.

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