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    Photo of Blood Recipient and Daughter

    May 10, 2018

    As a midwife, Rae was so excited to become pregnant herself. When the time finally came, the pregnancy was a dream, just as she'd hoped. The birth, however, was a different story.

    April 27, 2018

    Many of us would like to make a charitable contribution or volunteer our time for the greater good, but it can be tough to figure out where to start. These charitable causes won’t cost you a cent. 

    Plasma will become our most needed blood component in the coming years

    March 27, 2018

    No doubt you’ve heard of donating blood, but if this is the first you’re hearing of donating plasma, it perfectly highlights one of the reasons we’re currently working to recruit more plasma donors.

    March 27, 2018

    Blood transfusions are the headline-grabbing hero of what we do. Blood transfusions save lives every day, and they truly deserve all the celebration they can get. But what about the quiet achiever buoying your red cells, what about plasma?

    Plasma donations have made such a difference to Hayley's life

    March 27, 2018

    25 year-old Hayley has Common Variable Immune Deficiency Disorder (CVID). Plasma donations ensure Hayley can continue her work as a full time PhD student at the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra. Without them, Hayley would be susceptible to infections from viruses and bacteria.

    Travellers make great plasma donors

    March 27, 2018

    If you’re a frequent traveller and you’ve tried to donate blood, you may have discovered the two activities are sometimes not compatible. Due to some blood-borne diseases, there are temporary deferrals on donating blood after you’ve visited certain places.

    Plasma donor - Mayank

    March 27, 2018

    Sure, you can take it from us that donating blood will make you feel ten different kinds of incredible, but if you still need more convincing, take it from Mayank, who recently donated plasma for the first time.

    Tom Lonegan became a blood ambassador after needing life-saving blood transfusions

    March 4, 2018

    When Geelong AFL premiership player Tom Lonergan suffered an on-field injury, he needed Geelong’s entire supply of his blood type during surgery.

    March 2, 2018

    You may have spent some of your time here on earth contemplating the meaning of life. Is it seeing every continent? Starting a family? Nailing the perfect paella to impress your friends? These are all fantastic contenders, but at last we have the definitive answer: 42.


    Donated blood helped to save Emily's life twice during child birth

    March 2, 2018

    The Hunter Family would like to thank our blood donors for their recent family outing to the zoo. 

    Donors have saved Emily Hunter’s life twice, ensuring that she and her family can enjoy the simple pleasures of being together, including visiting the zoo with their two daughters.