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

    April 10, 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.

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

    April 10, 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

    April 10, 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.

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

    April 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.

    The meaning of life is 42 and also how long donated blood lasts

    April 4, 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

    April 4, 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.

    42 great food options to boost your blood between donations

    April 4, 2018

    You’ve probably heard about steak and spinach, but if your tastes are less Popeye and more tofu & tempeh, read on!  Keeping your iron stores healthy isn't just about meat, although there are some carnivore options in the list.

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

    April 4, 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?

    Donating blood is easier than you might think

    April 4, 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.