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    Chloe, Tamworth Blood Recipient

    August 3, 2018

    The Tamworth community knows how to rally when they need to, something they illustrated when local 5 year-old, Chloe needed blood donations to help save her life after a brain infection.

    Blood Recipient Elke

    August 3, 2018

    Elki is something of a Lifeblood icon. Her bubbly personality and happy disposition have been a regular fixture at our Nambour Donor Centre, where her friends, family and broader community regularly donate blood in her name.

    Blood Donor Donating Blood

    July 12, 2018

    O-Negative blood is a bit magic. It's the universal blood type, which means anyone can receive it, no matter what their blood type. 

    What happens to your body when you get a cold

    July 12, 2018

    ‘The common cold’ describes a whole range of more than 200 viruses that target the linings on the inside of your nose, your throat and sinuses. How does something so tiny make you feel so awful?

    Plasma recipient Austin and Mum Francina

    July 10, 2018

    Without blood, Austin wouldn’t have survived his first month of life. At five days old, he couldn't wake, feed or cry, and was diagnosed with severe haemophilia.

    Plasma recipient Brodie with his Mum Sarah

    July 10, 2018

    Brodie suffers from hyper IgM syndrome, which means his body can’t produce all the antibodies needed to protect him from infection Ever since his diagnosis at just five weeks of age, Brodie has relied on plasma donations to help him enjoy a normal life. Here’s his story.

    Plasma recipient Nikky

    July 10, 2018

    After being diagnosed with the incredibly rare Guillain Barré syndrome at Christmas six years ago, Nikky required treatment made from the plasma of over 1,000 donors. This donated plasma not only helped her run again, but it’s given her a whole new outlook on life. Here’s her story.

    Plasma Recipient Nick

    July 10, 2018

    Over the past 30 years, Nick has received 360 infusions from donated plasma. Today, he’s inspired to learn as much as he can about his diagnoses, and help provide support to others in similar situations. Here’s his story.

    Plasma recipient, Jess

    July 10, 2018

    After experiencing a burst artery in her stomach, Jess experienced extensive internal bleeding and needed 21 units of blood, 8 units of plasma, and 5 units of platelets to survive.

    Plasma recipient Jake, standing in front of brick wall

    July 10, 2018

    At just 16, Jake suffered from Toxic Shock Syndrome. After spending several days unconscious in hospital, he was given a blood transfusion and a lot of plasma. It was that plasma helped to neutralise the deadly bacterial toxins in his body, and ultimately saved his life.