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    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.

    Narelle’s life was saved by the generous blood donations of Australians

    March 2, 2018

    Every blood donation has the potential to save three lives, but have you ever thought about all the people beyond that patient whose lives are richer and happier thanks to your donation?


    March 2, 2018

    So you’re considering the excellent decision to donate blood.  You already know you want to save lives, you may have heard that donations last just 42 days, and now you’re wondering just what’s involved in giving us 500mls of the red stuff.


    January 12, 2018

    There are many molecules on the surface of red blood cells that vary between individuals, and these form the basis of blood groups.


    January 12, 2018

    Blood is vitally important for our body. As it’s pumped around our body through veins and arteries, it transports oxygen from our lungs to all of the other organs, tissues and cells that need it.


    January 12, 2018

    Just as a village can’t grow into a city without some form of transport (road, rail or river) that provides necessary interconnections for it to flourish, living things are limited in the size they can reach unless they have some form of circulatory system to transport nutrients and remove waste.


    January 12, 2018

    Every year in Australia over 300 people are reported as suffering from a debilitating disease known as Q fever. The Lifeblood is currently undertaking research into this poorly understood disease to help map the true numbers of those infected across Australia.

    Donor research

    January 12, 2018

    It’s a question we face, every time we meet someone new: ”Blood donor research? What’s that?”. When we tell someone we work as researchers at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, we usually get the “right, blood…” comment, expressed with varying degrees of confusion and discomfort.