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Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is a division of the Australian Red Cross. They are funded by the federal, state and territory governments of Australia to supply the community with safe, high quality blood and blood products, as well as organ and bone marrow services for transplantation.

Such important work is only possible through the incredible donations of over half a million unpaid voluntary donors.

They are part of the international Red Cross and Red Crescent community – the world’s oldest humanitarian organisation – and they subscribe fully to its humanitarian principles.

Vision and mission

To improve the lives of patients through the power of humanity.

To perform a critical role in healthcare by providing a safe, secure and cost-effective supply of quality blood products, essential services and leading edge research to meet the needs of patients.

How Australian Red Cross Lifeblood can help

The organisation's online resources are provided both for donors and non-donors to allow people to make an informed choice to become a voluntary blood donor in Australia. This includes, but is not limited to, eligibility criteria and the selection of blood donors, collection type relevance to blood group, special donor panels, the process involved with donating blood and the beneficiaries of such products.

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood supports Australian lives - through blood donation and transfusion, organ matching, tissue typing, donated breast milk and more.

Information line

To find out more about becoming a blood donor

Call 131 495

Programs and apps

  • The free Donate blood app is the easiest way to manage blood donation appointments

Recommended links

Last reviewed: January 2020

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What is plasma? | Lifeblood

When you donate blood, you can help more people, more often, with a part of your blood called plasma. Find out why plasma is an absolute game-changer.

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Testing donated blood so it's safe| Lifeblood

Find out how donated blood is tested to maintain safety and manage the risk of any viruses inadvertently spread through blood donations.

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Donate as a group | Lifeblood

Donate blood as a group with Lifeblood Teams.

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Pregnancy, anti–D and plasma | Lifeblood

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Coronavirus updates | Lifeblood

When it comes to donating blood, check out the latest coronavirus updates.

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Why donate breast milk | Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

If you're a breastfeeding mum with excess breast milk, talk to us at Australian Red Cross Lifeblood. See how you can make a difference with donated breast milk at our milk bank.

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Donated breast milk for new parents | Lifeblood

If you’ve had a premature baby, check with your doctor if donated breast milk is an option. See how we can help.

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Organ and tissue donation | Lifeblood

Thought about being an organ donor? Find out the importance of organ and tissue donation, and how to donate.

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Why donate blood | Lifeblood

Why donate blood? Let's break down the essentials about a blood donation, and why donating blood can make a difference.

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Blood types and doughnuts: What are blood types and why do they matter? | Lifeblood

What’s your type?

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