When giving blood, approximately 470mL of blood will be donated (7% - 8% of the blood volume of an average adult, i.e. approx. 1.5 cans of soft drink), plus 15mL for test samples.
There are four main types of blood donation:
To find out more about each type, view the pages above, or contact one of our donor centres and ask to speak to a NZBS nurse.