Platelets must be transfused within 5 days of collection.
Just one donation can help save the lives of up to three people.
Many people receive donated blood for many different reasons, read the amazing stories of some of these people and see the difference someone like you can make to their life and to their families.
Often there are many questions a donor has about donating blood:
Even if you are unable to donate blood, you are still able to help to help NZBS by becoming a volunteer. Our volunteers are important people as NZBS relies on their generous support to help us with many different tasks. If you have time, please consider becoming a volunteer too.
NZBS can also assist organisations and businesses to arrange a blood drive or shuttle service for group donations. Talk to our Donor Recruitment staff for more assistance on 0800 448 325 or contact us.
NZBS also has various resources that are available for the general public as well as for schools. These resources include posters, videos, educational resources, and information on start a fan club, a website where donors and recipients alike can tell their stories about receiving and giving blood.
Blood donors saved my life if it wasnt for them, I wouldnt be alive. I want to make people more aware of my story so they know how important it is to donate blood. Geoffrey Joe