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Pharoah's comeback
Pharoah had never been seriously ill before – always healthy and an avid gym enthusiast.
Auckland
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Alia from ARHT's story
If anyone understands the need for blood, it’s first responders – the incredibly talented and dedicated group of individ...
Auckland
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Joyce is a plasma donor
I don't have a story to tell, I just love coming into a friendly atmosphere and helping others by gi...
Auckland
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Cezanne has been a donor and recipient
Cezanne signed up as a donor with New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) when she was just 18 years old.
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Elizabeth always finds the time to donate
If you’re after a textbook definition of “time-poor”, you’d be hard pushed to find a better example ...
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DID YOU KNOW

Every week we need 

3,000

donations 

DID YOU KNOW

There are 

one billion 

red blood cells 

in two or three drops of blood

Ray has been giving blood since the 1960s
I started donating blood in the mid 1960s.
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Ali's story
From my childhood I remember my grandfather who was a regular blood donor for many many years in my ...
Wellington
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Colleen has donated for over 50 years
I first started donating blood when I worked for a printing firm in Auckland in 1965.
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Why Kathriona donates regularly
I have been a blood donor since I went to University in Dunedin back in 1977.
Manawatu-Wanganui
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DID YOU KNOW

28%

of red cells go to

cancer patients

DID YOU KNOW

29,000

patients are treated with blood or blood products in New Zealand each year

Brian's donor story
I became a blood donor about 43 years ago.
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