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 missionTo 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.
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