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    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.  

    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. 

    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. 

    Top ways to give back - image of hand giving thumbs up on white background

    March 5, 2019

    Not feeling so crash hot about the state of the world at the moment? Wondering how you can help if you’re strapped for cash and short on time? Luckily there are plenty of ways you can roll up your sleeves and make a difference. 

    Red and white image of food

    February 26, 2019

    Life as a uni student can be tough. Juggling work, studies and your social life (if you get to have one after the endless assignments) can be taxing, and let’s not even get started on the dreaded group presentations.

    Red donation bag on red background showing O negative blood type.

    February 15, 2019

    Not feeling like your amazing self lately? Looking for that unique line to put in your Tinder/Instagram/LinkedIn bios so you can stand out from the rest? You might fit into one these cool groups, hopefully making you feel a bit more 10/10! 

    Good habits for the new year

    February 13, 2019

    If you’re already feeling overwhelmed by attempts to make some drastic improvements in 2019, we’ve got the answer for you. These habits you can easily adopt, and they’ll not only benefit you but also have a positive impact on the community. What more could you want for 2019?!

    Man sitting in a chair, donating plasma with his wife standing to the side

    February 1, 2019

    Robert, who hails from Bermagui, drives more than 7 hours each fortnight to give blood plasma at Garran Blood Donor Centre, completing a 530km commute of up Clyde and down Brown Mountain.

    January 23, 2019

    It’s always good to reflect on the year that has been. You might have even seen our counter on social media showing that generous Australians donated more than 1,390,000 times in 2018. It’s an absolutely amazing effort, and it got us thinking about even more numbers.

    December 19, 2018

    Thinking about getting that Southern Cross back piece you’ve always dreamed of? Unlike your new artwork, your inability to donate after a tattoo is only temporary!

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