There are about one billion red blood cells in two or three drops of blood.
Thanks for your interest in becoming a blood donor, read through the points below to see if you're eligible to donate:
First Time Donors -16th birthday up to 66th birthday.
Existing Donors - Up to 71st birthday.
Regular donors from 71st to their 76th birthday may be accepted subject to authorisation by a NZBS Medical Officer.
You must be 50 kg or over (if you are a first time donor under 25 years of age, you must also meet the height and weight criteria – Find out if you meet the height and weight criteria by using our eligibility quiz.
You must not have lived in the United Kingdom, France or the Republic of Ireland between 1980 and 1996 for a cumulative 6 months or more. Find out why here.
Travel to areas where mosquito-borne infections are endemic, e.g. malaria, dengue and Zika virus infections, may result in a temporary deferral but this will depend on a number of factors, please check the Donating after Travelling tool to find out when you can donate.
You must not give blood for 12 months:
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Detailed eligibility criteria is available on the website, or you can also call 0800 GIVE BLOOD (0800 448 325) and ask to speak with a nurse if you wish to clarify any of the criteria.
Login using your online or NZ Blood Service Donor App login details.
If you do not have a login please Register Now, using the button below.
Once registered, your login details will be the same for both the website and the NZ Blood Service Donor app.