Information leaflets for donors

Information leaflets
Have you recently had Shingles or Chickenpox? You could help by donating (pdf, 495 KB)
New Zealand Blood Services needs people who have recently had shingles or chickenpox to donate as they have special antibodies that can help children undergoing cancer treatment, who have been exposed to chickenpox. Find out more in this leaflet
Safe Blood Starts with You (pdf, 79 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)
HIV Infection risk areas (pdf, 157 KB)
Information for deferred donors (pdf, 53 KB)
Outlines the common reasons for not collecting a blood donation
Personal Identification and Blood Donations (pdf, 55 KB)
What happens to your blood after you donate? (pdf, 791 KB)
What's Stopping you? (pdf, 199 KB)
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)
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 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.
Iron and You (111I028) (pdf, 86 KB)
Information leaflets available in Samoan:
What happens to your blood after you donate? Samoan Version (pdf, 2.1 MB)
What's Stopping You? Samoan Version (pdf, 2.6 MB)

Information leaflets are also available in Maori.

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