Plasma can be frozen for up to two years and blood products made from plasma can be stored for up to two years.
This could be used by someone in need anywhere in New Zealand.
Blood is in constant demand for treatment of accident cases, cancer victims, people with haemophilia and for use during surgery. The donated blood is separated into components so that one allogeneic donation can help several patients.
To find out about what it means to be a "Paediatric donor" click here.