Plasma can be frozen for up to two years and blood products made from plasma can be stored for up to two years.
Read more about people's whose lives have been saved by blood donations!
The first rule of mountain climbing is about being prepared for whatever comes your way. But nothing could prepare me for what came my way on the summit of Mount Ruapehu in September 2007.
Twenty-one year old Geoffrey Joe would not be alive today if it wasnt for the generosity of blood and plasma donors.
Kelvin was diagnosed with Leukaemia at 6 years of age, and after numerous tests and further bouts of illness, specialists delivered the devastating news that he would need a bone marrow transplant to save his life.
When Hugh was born in March 2005 by emergency caesarean he was very pale at birth. He had lost a lot of blood during the labour and birth and was given a red cell blood transfusion and platelet transfusion to...
Michael is a regular platelet donor in Wellington. He first started donating at a college mobile blood drive in Upper Hutt, and after enjoying a break while travelling overseas he was back to donating again when he returned to NZ.
Seven year old Liberty Taylor and her family want to say thank you to the blood donors that gave her 'go-go juice' to help her fight against Leukaemia.