Give life. Give blood.

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Did you know that 1 in 3 of us will need blood in our lifetime but only 1 in 30 people donate? And that every donation can save up to 3 lives! In Australia, a new donor is needed every 5 minutes. If you’ve never donated blood before, or have not donated for a while, now’s the time to do it.

You can also donate your plasma. Plasma is a part of your blood that can be used in 18 different life changing ways! Australian Red Cross Lifeblood have donor centres across Australia. Bookings are essential.

Steps to take action

  1. To check your eligibility, register and make an appointment, go to, call 131 495 or download the free DonateBlood App from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Attend your appointment, donate and feel super happy - you've just saved up to three lives!
  3. Take a selfie and share your donation experience on social media to raise awareness.
  4. You can make a blood donation every 12 weeks, and you can donate plasma every 2 weeks!

Helpful resources

  • Find out if you are eligible to give blood with the eligibility quiz on the life blood website 

Contact Lifeblood

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