Be someones perfect match this Valentines Day
Couples and friends can make appointments to donate together on or around Valentines Day, after which first-time donors will be able to find out their blood type and how their donations will help others.
In addition to being youre partners type, you may also be the perfect match for someone in need of donated blood, says Paul Hayes, NZ Blood Services National Marketing and Communications Manager.
All donated blood is precious, but each blood type has its own special set of qualities that mean it may be able to be used in specialist treatments or to make blood-derived medicines.
Beyond blood types, you could have a high platelet count or be a good candidate for donating plasma, making you a real catch for these special donations. Or, there may be other factors in your blood that could make you someones unexpected knight in shining armour for specific transfusions, such as to newborn babies, explains Paul.
To make an appointment to donate together with your partner or friends for Valentines Day, phone 0800 GIVE BLOOD.