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 ]
Good luck to everyone competing in our own backyard as part of the World Masters Games. If you’re not much of an athlete, don’t worry, we’ve got an easier way you can be a champion. Just book an appointment to donate here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
No matter where you are in New Zealand, our mobile app can point you towards the closest place to donate. So even when you’re out exploring the country, you can keep being a legend.
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Jonathan first started giving blood at school and now comes into the Christchurch Donor Centre every two weeks to give plasma. He recently made his 150th donation and tells us 'I plan to continue donating as long as possible'. Hit Like to give Jonathan a big thank you thumbs up!
They say the act of giving makes people truly happy. Being that it’s World Happiness Day today, why not make your first appointment for a regular cheer up right now?
See if you're eligible to donate here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Stephanie is a caring, bubbly nurse who knows exactly what a gift blood donations are for her patients; she needs regular transfusions herself. Find out what it's like on the other side of the hospital bed in Stephanie's story: [ Bit.ly Link ]
We collected a total of 171,716 donations in 2016, including whole blood, plasma and platelets. Thanks to everyone who helped us reach that number, we hope to see you again this year. Download our app to make your next appointment: [ Bit.ly Link ]
We collected a total of 171,716 donations in 2016, including whole blood, plasma and platelets. Thanks to everyone who helped us reach that number, we hope to see you again this year.
Download our app to make your next appointment: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Tattoos are for life, but fortunately the wait to give blood after getting one is only six months. If you’re planning on getting some ink, make sure you come see us first.
Check if you are eligible to donate blood here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Thirteen’s an unlucky number for most, but for plasma donors it’s just right. That’s the number of different life-saving products that can be made from plasma. Let’s get a thumbs up for the donors who give gold.
We always like to hear from donors about why you first gave blood and what keeps you coming back. And men, don't be shy, we want your stories too! Share your story and inspire others to give blood too. [ Nzblood.co.nz Link ]