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Read more about people's whose lives have been saved by blood donations!

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William’s story

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.

Geoffrey Joe

Geoffrey's story

Twenty-one year old Geoffrey Joe would not be alive today if it wasn’t for the generosity of blood and plasma donors.

Kelvin Bruce Smith

Kelvin’s story

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.

Emilia Malcom

Emilia’s story

"My life would be totally different if Emilia wasn't here today"

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Brian’s story

"I'd heard that giving blood can save lives and now I know it."


Hugh’s story

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...

Graeme Thomas

Graeme’s 500th donation

Thousands of healthy babies thanks to Graeme's dedication.

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Promoting Blood Donations Coast to Coast

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.

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Liberty’s story

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.

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