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Ground-breaking First-ever New Zealand Mobile Plasma Collection Blood Drive Comes To Henderson

Monday, 21 September 2020, 11:58 am | New Zealand Blood Service

West Auckland will play host to New Zealand’s first ever mobile plasma blood drive this week as New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) ramps up plasma donation accessibility around the country ahead of surging demand. After months of planning, the event in ... More >>

Blood Donation Still Essential During Alert Level 3 & 2

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

As the country moves back into Level 3 (Auckland) and Level 2 (rest of NZ), New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is reminding donors that blood donation continues to be an essential service, and all donor centres and mobile drives across the country ... More >>

A Huge Thank You To New Zealand’s 110,000 Essential Blood Donors

Friday, 12 June 2020, 10:59 am | New Zealand Blood Service

This World Blood Donor Day New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is asking all New Zealanders to take time to say ‘thank you’ to the country’s 110,000 blood donors. “Every 18 minutes somewhere in New Zealand someone needs lifesaving blood or plasma,” ... More >>

New Zealand Blood Service To Collect Convalescent Plasma To Help Treat COVID-19 Patients

Friday, 8 May 2020, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) has today started contacting New Zealand’s recovered COVID-19 patients to discuss whether they would be willing to donate their plasma to help treat others seriously affected by the virus. The treatment known as convalescent ... More >>

Over 15,300 Kiwis Donated Blood During April

Friday, 1 May 2020, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

It is business as usual under lockdown restrictions for the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) as it continues to operate under the same conditions as Level 4 under Level 3. “As the country prepared to go into Level 4 lockdown in March, we had to be ... More >>

No Change In Procedure Under Lockdown Level Three

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

  As New Zealand prepares to move into lockdown level 3, New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) has confirmed that safety remains its primary focus. “Donors at our donor centres and mobile drives will see no change in our processes and procedures ... More >>

New Zealand Thankful For Amazing Response From Blood Donors

Friday, 17 April 2020, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

  Those in need of blood and blood products across New Zealand continue to be able to rely on the country’s amazing donor community, despite the ongoing COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown. “On behalf of New Zealand, we are extremely thankful ... More >>

Demand For Plasma Increasing: Donor Numbers Need To Double By 2022

Monday, 24 February 2020, 11:44 am | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) has today released new figures that reveal another 8,000 plasma donors are needed to meet New Zealand’s growing demand. Plasma demand is increasing by more than 12 per cent year on year; the need for plasma donations ... More >>

Sir Graham Henry and New Zealand Blood Service Join Forces

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

Every 18 minutes in New Zealand, someone needs blood. For some, it’s the difference between life and death. Sir Graham Henry is teaming up with New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) and making it his mission to ensure the country is match fit by strengthening ... More >>

World Blood Donor Day Friday 14th June 2019

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 10:24 am | New Zealand Blood Service

This World Blood Donor Day (WBDD), New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) wants to say thank you to all of its wonderful donors. More >>

NZ Blood Service advises blood stock levels are healthy

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) confirms its blood stock levels are healthy following the tragic events in Christchurch. More >>

NZBS Announces Updates to Popular Donor App

Monday, 11 June 2018, 11:18 am | New Zealand Blood Service

NZBS Announces Updates to Popular Donor App New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) announces major updates to its already successful and user-friendly Donor App. First launched in 2016, the NZ Blood Service Donor App was created to enhance the donor experience ... More >>

Filling the gaps together

Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 10:42 am | New Zealand Blood Service

In August 2016 New Zealand Blood Service took part in the largest ever global donor recruitment campaign. 25 blood services across 21 countries used one simple idea – removing the letters A and O from logos, brand names, and social media accounts ... More >>

#MissingType goes viral

Friday, 19 August 2016, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) #MissingType campaign has gone viral, hitting the top three trending topics on Twitter and amassing nationwide support for the call to get 10,000 New Zealanders to register as first-time blood donors. More >>

With y_ur help, we c_n fill the g_ps

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 9:49 am | New Zealand Blood Service

To mark today’s launch of the International Missing Type campaign, New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) has announced it wants 10,000 New Zealander’s to register to become first-time blood donors. The Service is seeking Kiwis between 16 and 65 ... More >>

Thank you New Zealand, together we saved over 42,000 lives!

Monday, 13 June 2016, 11:51 am | New Zealand Blood Service

Last year 110,000 New Zealanders donated over 160,000 units of blood, helping save the lives of over 42,000 ordinary Kiwi’s. For many, this great act of giving quite simply made the difference between life and death. More >>

Thank you blood donors for giving Kiwis a second chance

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 11:44 am | New Zealand Blood Service

This World Blood Donor Day, join New Zealand Blood Service in saying a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all of New Zealand’s 109,000 blood donors for giving fellow Kiwis a second chance at life. More >>

Trial of pre-hospital blood transfusions approved

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 10:11 am | New Zealand Blood Service

In a move that is a first for New Zealand, Auckland’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and its land-based Rapid Response Vehicle will be able to administer a pre-hospital blood transfusion at the site of an accident, medical emergency or ... More >>

Thank You New Zealand - It’s in our Blood

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

The generosity of Kiwis has made it possible for New Zealand to be the only country in the world, that we are aware of, to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency status, as defined by the World Health Organisation. More >>

Who will be the next Graeme Thomas?

Friday, 22 February 2013, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand's most prolific blood donor Graeme Thomas has today given his 550th donation and, at 72 years of age, will now retire. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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