True Colours: We’re joining forces with Movember.

We’re joining forces with Movember.

Together with the world’s leading men’s health charity, Movember, Lifeblood wants to help shape a better future for men and those around them.

Of the top 20 leading causes of death for men in Australia, 3 of the top 4 — heart disease, lung and throat cancers, and blood clots (including strokes) — can require blood products during treatment.*

And don’t get us started on the prevalence of mental health issues for men. In fact, we’ll leave that for Travis Garone, our True Colours bandage artist for this month and one of the co-founders of Movember. Watch his story below.

The act of giving blood is simple, so is Growing a Mo or Moving for Movember. But the ripple effect these actions can have is something special. So, book a blood donation now.

*ABS Leading causes of death, males, Australia - selected years - 2012, 2016, 2020, 2021.

Lifeblood x Movember

“Donating blood is so important because one in three men will need blood in their lifetime and only one in 30 actually donates blood, which is too low.” – Travis Garone, Movember.

Meet the artist: Travis Garone.

“Having the two hands come together, I don't see that design as a handshake. I see it as helping each other. You know, you're helping your friend, you're helping your brother, you're helping your mate as well.” –Travis Garone, Movember co-founder.

Travis and friend Luke Slattery started Movember in 2003 and ultimately created the world’s leading men’s health charity. In two decades, Movember has raised over one billion dollars for groundbreaking medical research and supported over 1,250 men’s health programs.

Travis personally designed the True Colours bandage for our collaboration. It incorporates the Movember ‘Mo’ depicted as hands joined together to represent Brothers in Arms.

photo of Travis Garone smiling at the camera, he's wearing a brown jacket. The right hand side is an image of his design, it's on a light blue background and is of two hands in a stylised moustache shape

4 ways to support men’s health this Movember

close up photograph of the Movember bandage design, it's a light blue background with two hands held together in a stylised moustache design
Give blood.
1 in 3 men will need blood, but only 1 in 30 gives it. Donate in November for a special Movember bandage.
photo of Travis Garone smiling and holding his arm up with the Movember bandage around his elbow
Grow a Mo.
It’s a symbol that starts an important conversation — just like your bandage.
photo of a woman seated in a donor chair, smiling ang giving a thumbs up, around her right elbow is the Movember bandage
Move for Movember.
Mo challenged? That’s ok! Move for Movember instead.
photo of a hand holding up a smart phone which is showing the Donate Blood app
Know more about your health.
Do you know your blood pressure? We test it at every donation! Download the app to see your results.

photo of the travis garone design, it's a stylised illustration of two hands holding one another in a moustache shape on a blue background, on top of the design is a pin in a blood drop shape featuring the design

Post a pic to @lifebloodau on Instagram to win a signed ‘Brothers in Arms’ Movember artwork.

Whether you can sport your own Mo or just admire a good ‘tache, you’ll enjoy Mo appreciation when you have this limited-edition print signed by Travis on your wall.  To be in the running to win:

  • Post a photo to your Instagram account showing off your post-donation artist bandage.
  • The photo shouldn’t show needles or blood (they can make people a bit squeamish!).
  • Tag our official Instagram account @lifebloodau in the image and use the hashtag #lifebloodau
  • You must be following @lifebloodau to enter.
  • One winner will be selected and will be sent a limited-edition signed print.
  • We’ll notify the winner via private message on Instagram and share your pic to our account.
  • Competition opens Wednesday 1 November and closes Thursday 30 November 2023.
  • T&Cs can be found here.

Take a look back at our previous campaigns