Information leaflets for donors
Safe Blood Starts with You (PDF, 985 KB)
This leaflet must be read before donating blood and outlines circumstances when volunteers should not donate blood.
All About Donating Blood (PDF, 224 KB)
What happens to your blood after you donate? (PDF, 791 KB)
Personal Identification and Blood Donations (PDF, 55 KB)
What's Stopping you? (PDF, 520 KB)
Information for deferred donors (PDF, 53 KB)
Outlines the common reasons for not collecting a blood donation
Iron and You (111I028) (PDF, 86 KB)
CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease) Information (111I077) (PDF, 181 KB)
Variant CJD (vCJD) is a new form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare and fatal condition condition affecting the brain for which there is currently no treatment. In the absence of a screening test to identify donors who might me incubating the disease, NZBS in common with other international blood services, has introduced measures to exclude donors who are possibly at increased risk of developing vCJD, from donating blood.
Apheresis Donor Information Sheet (111I008) (PDF, 37 KB)
Outlines the reasons for apheresis donations, the practical procedures involved and the potential risks of undergoing apheresis.
Blood Donors with Haemochromatosis (111I019) (PDF, 44 KB)
Information leaflets available in Samoan:
Information leaflets are also available in Maori.
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