Red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are constantly being made in your bone marrow.
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.