Our services

Saving lives in all kinds of amazing ways 

Although our life-giving role started with blood donations, today we support more people in more ways than ever before. Watch this video to discover how. 

Learn more about what we do

Breast milk 

In 2018, we realised we had the expertise to make a greater contribution to healthcare through donated breast milk. We're now expanding our network so premature babies in Australia have access to a safe and reliable supply of breast milk.  

Donating breast milk
Organ and tissue

We support DonateLife in this really important work. We help them match organs to patients with our infrastructure and resources, as well as helping securely manage data.

Donating organ and tissue
Bone marrow

We do our bit for the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry by providing potential donors with all the paperwork they need and then tissue typing their donation. That means the Registry team can match donors to patients with the click of a mouse.

Donating bone marrow
Blood

Did you know over 1.5 million individual donations were made in the past year? Blood donations are truly life-saving. Find out how it works and who needs it.

Donating blood
Plasma

It takes three plasma donations to make a 200ml dose of Intragram® P, a treatment for immune and blood disorders. Discover the power of plasma, and how it can be used in 18 life-giving ways.

Donating plasma
Microbiome

We’re running a program to provide life-changing faecal microbiota transplants. It’s a donation that most people flush away. That’s right — we’re talking about poo. 

Donating microbiota

Behind the scenes of blood 

As one of Australia's largest and most experienced providers of blood and biological products, we can help in more ways than you might expect. 

Testing

We have the capacity for over 4 million blood tests every year, including: 

Infectious disease  Serological screening  Nucleic acid testing  Blood grouping  Phenotyping  Human leucocyte antigen testing and more.  

Specialist advice

We provide specialist advice to health professionals and researchers locally and internationally. Our team of experts includes: 

  • Scientists
  • Microbiologists
  • Transfusion specialists
  • Researchers
  • Quality assurance experts
  • Regulatory affairs experts
  • Nurses and more. 

The Lifeblood team gives operational consulting and support as well as advice on how to achieve good manufacturing practice (GMP) and good laboratory practice (GLP). We help develop quality systems, and give advice to organisations operating under biological regulatory frameworks. Understanding validation and regulatory affairs can be tricky, so we want to help where we can to save time. 

We also help international blood services. We know a thing or two about national policy, accreditation, quality assurance, volunteer donor recruitment and GLP, and we’re happy to lend our expertise. 

Biological storage 

Cold chain logistics mean we can transport blood and blood products safely wherever they need to go. We have clean rooms and state-of-the-art technology in our processing centres to keep every donation in tip-top shape. In fact, our manufacturing facilities are licensed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and our laboratories are accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities. 

Research and development 

Our research team work hard to find the best ways to do things and to help us better understand what makes up blood. It’s hard to believe a single drop can be so complex! They work on transfusion, immunogenetics, immunohaematology and more. 

Read more about our research

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Health professionals

We provide a huge amount of information and training to help health professionals safely and effectively use our products.

Visit our transfusion site
Our patients

Learn what to expect when you need a blood transfusion, and how we protect you.

Visit our patients site
Our research

Get to know the different areas of research that Lifeblood focuses on.

See our research