Who we are

There's more to Lifeblood than blood

Lifeblood is funded by Australian governments to provide life-giving blood, plasma, transplantation and biological products for world-leading health outcomes. 

We serve over 25 million people stretched across 7 million square kilometres. We’re united through the power of humanity to build a healthier nation. 

Our donors are our lifeblood. They’re indispensable and inspirational. Without them, we can’t deliver the services that are critical to the health of our nation and their generosity drives us to continually improve our world-class capability. 

We’ll always be there for Australia. Not just with blood, but through our clinical excellence, commitment to education and our ongoing investment in research and development. We’re a team of experts who deliver safe, high-quality products time and time again.  

We work tirelessly to develop innovative solutions; whether it be for blood, organ matching, tissue typing, breast milk or other life-giving biological products.  

Lifeblood is a division of the Australian Red Cross Society and we subscribe fully to its humanitarian principles. However, we’re separate from the humanitarian arm of the Red Cross and our blood operations are funded by Australian governments, not monetary donations. 

We're changing more lives than ever

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8000 litres

breast milk donated

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blood donors

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blood donations in the past year

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world-class processing centres

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Know what we do

Take a closer look at the services we deliver every day.

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Know where we’ve been

See our history: from historic medical breakthroughs to life-changing science. 

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Our people

The work Lifeblood does is, quite literally, life-changing. It takes some incredible and passionate people to get it done.

Meet our people