Red blood cells must be transfused within 35 days of collection.
To ensure the highest possible standards of care and safety for our donors and recipients, it is essential that we are able to correctly identify each and every blood donor.
Regardless of if you have made one donation or a hundred, we will ask you for acceptable identification each time you donate. We will be unable to accept your donation without it.
We appreciate your time is valuable, so please review the list below to ensure you have acceptable ID with you at your next donation.
Please note expired, scanned or photocopied documents cannot be accepted.
Examples of suitable ID:
Changes to Donor Names
For existing donors, where there is a change in name due to marriage or by deed poll, donors must provide evidence confirming their existing record and also provide evidence confirming their name change. Acceptable forms of documentation are:
Providing this documentation will enable us to update our records. For further information, call us on 0800 GIVE BLOOD (0800 448 325)
Your donation is so valuable to us and members of your community.
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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.