Who needs blood?

The need for blood is constant. In New Zealand, 125,000 whole blood units will need to be donated in the next 12 months to meet clinical needs.

This blood will be used:

  • For cancer patients
  • For those undergoing surgery
  • To treat accident and burns victims
  • To treat shock
  • To provide clotting factors for people with bleeding disorders, including haemophilia
  • To provide antibody treatment for people with disorders of the immune system.

Regular blood donors ensure that a safe and plentiful supply of blood is available whenever and wherever it is needed.

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