Blood donation is a selfless act, and for little Grayson of Waiuku, it was over 100 whole blood donations that assisted him in his battle with a serious blood disorder.

Harriet has been a regular blood donor for over a decade and has saved over 60 lives through her individual donations.

Prem Manoj was 20 years old when he first donated blood in India and since his move to New Zealand, he has realised how different the blood donation process is, but the donors he says, are just as selfless.

At his most vulnerable stage in life, an unidentifiable illness left eight-month-old Brendan constantly fighting infections.

What started as a one-off onsite blood drive at Auckland’s Watercare facilities has now turned into a lifesaving tradition thanks to New Zealand Blood Service’s (NZBS) group donation programme – Team Red.

Massage therapist Nicole Huston prides herself on being someone her patients turn to when they’re under stress or anxiety, but when the 27-year-old suffered the most stressful moment of her own life, she admits she didn’t quite know who to turn to.

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