Your blood type (also known as a blood group) helps determine what kind of blood donation might be best for you to give. There are three kinds of donation: blood, plasma and platelets. If you're male and have donated plasma in the past 12 months, we'll speak to you about donating platelets.
If you don’t know your blood type, book a plasma donation. After your first donation, we can tell you your blood type and talk about the best donation for you to give next time.
Australia needs a steady supply of donations, but the specific amounts of each kind change daily. Sometimes that may affect what we need you to donate too.
Even if you can’t make a certain kind of donation for health or other reasons, keep donating what you can. You're still changing lives!