Allogeneic donation (whole blood donation)

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Allogeneic donation, commonly referred to as whole blood donation, is the process of voluntarily donating a unit of blood (which is around a 470mL) for the national supply.

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.

Whole Blood Donations can be made at all NZBS Donor Centres and Mobiles around the country.

To find out about what it means to be a "Paediatric donor" click here.

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