This National Volunteer Week, we want to thank all of our amazing volunteers! Betty is one of our regulars at the Wellington Donor Centre. She even spoils us with her home baking!
To find out more about volunteering, visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Just had your annual flu vaccine to fight off those winter bugs? You can actually donate blood straight after your flu shot, as long as you are symptom-free and meet all other eligibility requirements.
Did you know that just one blood donation can help save the lives of up to three people? How amazing is that! World Blood Donor Day is 14 June — find out if you’re eligible to donate here [ Bit.ly Link ]. #SharingForLives
At just nine months old, baby Destiny was diagnosed with cancer. Her parents are grateful to the special blood and platelet donors who helped their strong little girl storm through the challenges in her life.
Read her story here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
We're absolutely amazed by the generosity of our plasma donors. Giving up an hour and a half to help others truly takes a heart of gold. Ever wondered if you're eligible to save a life? Find out at: [ Bit.ly Link ]
While critically ill in hospital, Jane remembers her two young children holding her hand for hours on end. Today she thanks her awesome kids, as well as the donor superheroes who saved her life. Click here to read Jane's uplifting story: [ Nzblood.co.nz Link ]
We all know first times can be nerve racking. So if you've donated before, help out a newbie and bring them along to your next appointment. It's a great opportunity to catch up over a cuppa.
P.S just make sure you book them an appointment too!
If you thought a registered nurse would be cool with donating, you'd be wrong. Even though Ché has to look away when she gives blood, she faces her fear because she has treated many trauma patients who have needed transfusions. "It's totally worth it," Ché says.
Check out her story here: [ Nzblood.co.nz Link ]
Drowsiness is a key sign of iron deficiency. If you're a blood donor and have been feeling wound down lately it's especially important for you to keep track of your iron levels. May 1-7 is World Iron Awareness Week, so it's the perfect time to check in and see if you're getting enough in your diet.
To find out more, visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]
When Esther was diagnosed with a very rare type of cancer she didn’t dare make plans for the future. It’s been a long, hard road to recovery – including receiving over 40 units of red blood cells and more than 20 platelet transfusions. But life is now full of opportunities and Esther says that she’s going to make the most of them.
Read Esther's story here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Plasma is the liquid portion of blood that has some amazing properties that can help save lives. Show you have a heart of gold by becoming a plasma donor. Find out if you’re eligible to donate at [ Bit.ly Link ]