People of all walks of life need blood products. Some need it to get them through a serious event in their lives, like cancer or a difficult pregnancy. Others have medical conditions which mean they need blood products regularly to stay alive or be healthy.
Blood is surprisingly versatile. The blood you donate can be made into 22 different medical treatments.
You may be able to donate blood, plasma or platelets. Each type of blood donation is used for different medical treatments, and your blood type determines the best donation for you to make.
Donated blood only lasts 42 days, so Australia needs people to give bloody regularly. Every single donation can help change someone's life. Give blood today and be a real life saver.
WHO CAN DONATE?
You need to be 18-75 years old, weigh 50kg or more and be fit and healthy.