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Australia’s healthcare workers rely on blood donors to save lives.

Did you know that blood donation plays an essential role in over 25 medical fields? From providing life-giving transfusions to supporting ICU nurses who are treating trauma injuries, donated blood plays a vital role in supporting healthcare teams every day. Give blood this 8 April to 12 May and show your support with a limited-edition bandage designed by Melbourne artist Lisa Gorman.

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Can I donate blood?

See if you are eligible to donate blood today, or find answers to frequently asked questions.

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Making your donation

Discover how you can give blood, plasma or platelets, and book your next donation.

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Find a donor centre

There are donor centres all across the country. Find one that's closest to you.

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Learn about blood

Know the fine details about blood, like what’s in it, who needs it, and where it goes after you give it.

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Want to be able to help more people, more often? The answer is plasma.

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Donate as a group

Be part of our group donation program, Lifeblood Teams. It’s about friendship, community and making a bigger difference together.

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