We’re saving lives in all kinds of amazing ways.
Watch our latest video to discover how.
Hear what our donors have to say
Hayley – milk donor
"To donate milk, it’s as much for the mother or the parent as it is for the child."
Eric – plasma donor
"It's never too late to start the journey."
Emmanuel – blood donor
"I know I'm doing something to give back for all the good that I've received."
We’re making new discoveries
We’ve developed Australia’s first breast milk fortifier
Breast milk donated by Australian mums will for the first time be used to create a “milk fortifier” – a nutrient dense supplement that can help premature and low-weight babies grow.
- We’re looking for new ways to improve transplants
Can we predict the results from an imperfectly matched transplant by measuring cytokines? We’re trialling a new way to predict the transplant compatibility between patients and their family members.
- We’re rethinking how platelets are used
Since the 1970s, experts have opted to use platelets stored at room temperature for transfusion, but our researchers are discovering there may be more uses for cold-stored platelets than we thought.