New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) understands that the best way to encourage a lifelong commitment to donating blood is to create a positive interest in blood and blood donating, and to start this interest at an early age.

In 2013, NZBS invited an external expert review group to undertake an independent review, with the principal task to review the ongoing appropriateness of exclusion of potential donors on the basis of current or past sexual behaviours, to ensure the ongoing safety of blood and blood products provided in New Zealand.

We work hard at the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) to ensure that every blood donation goes to a patient in need, and to do so requires careful planning and forecasting.

Kiwis are a generous bunch of people, and our big-hearted philosophy is apparent when looking at the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS).

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