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 ]
This National Volunteer Week we want to thank all of our amazing
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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.
Just had your annual flu vaccine to fight off those winter bugs
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Lisa Crabb
Thanks to The Project NZ for highlighting how wonderful blood donors are on World Blood Donor Day. If you missed the story you can find it here:
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Want to keep track of how many times you have donated? Just download the NZ blood app and you can check your details whenever you like!
Download the app: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Want to keep track of how many times you have donated Just
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Shelley Wilson-Houghton
It’s World Blood Donor Day! Spread the word by telling your friends and family why you donate blood. Your story can inspire others and help us to save even more lives. How great would that feel?
Its World Blood Donor Day Spread the word by telling your friends
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Uni exams are coming up, so we know everyone will be hitting the books. Here’s a top tip: book yourself in to donate blood and get some study done while you wait!
Uni exams are coming up so we know everyone will be hitting
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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
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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 ]
At just nine months old baby Destiny was diagnosed with cancer Her
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Anoushka Ballantyne
Flu season is upon us. So if you're feeling a little under the weather, you'll need to rest up for a week before donating, just to be safe.
Flu season is upon us So if youre feeling a little under
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Miriam Downey
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 ]
Were absolutely amazed by the generosity of our plasma donors Giving up
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Forgot your wallet? Don't sweat it. Our mobile app doubles as your donor ID, so you can book an appointment at any time. Download it here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Forgot your wallet Dont sweat it Our mobile app doubles as your
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Shelley Wilson-Houghton
Jo Benton
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 ]
While critically ill in hospital Jane remembers her two young children holding
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Marianne Holm
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!
We all know first times can be nerve racking So if youve
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Jozef Horopapera
Happy Mother's Day! If you're a mum like Alisha and had your life saved by a blood infusion, we'd like to hear from you. Share your experience here: [ Nzblood.co.nz Link ]
Happy Mothers Day If youre a mum like Alisha and had your
Happy International Nurses Day. We’d like to say an enormous thank you to all of our fantastic NZ Blood Service nurses.
Happy International Nurses Day Wed like to say an enormous thank you
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Russell Walker
Julie Burke
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 ]
If you thought a registered nurse would be cool with donating youd
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Mark Willoughby
How much do you know about your blood type? Kiwis with AB- have one of the rarest, making up just 3% of New Zealand.
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Mollie Easson
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 ]
Drowsiness is a key sign of iron deficiency If youre a blood
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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 ]
When Esther was diagnosed with a very rare type of cancer she
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Miriam Downey
Garina Avansian
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 ]
Plasma is the liquid portion of blood that has some amazing properties
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Lucy Darlington
Stefan Mitchell