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The Importance Of Māori And Pasifika Blood Donors – Whānau Saving Whānau

Friday, 17 June 2022, 9:14 am | New Zealand Blood Service

This National Blood Donor Week, New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is highlighting the importance of Māori and Pasifika donors by letting them know just how special their blood is. More >>

New Zealand Blood Service Urgently Calls For More A+ Donors After Major Spike In Demand

Monday, 4 April 2022, 10:40 am | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) needs more A+ Donors to donate after a massive increase in demand, adding further strain to already depleted national stocks struggling in the wake of Omicron. Over the last seven days, demand for A+ has increased 19% ... More >>

New Zealand Blood Services Reduces COVID-19 Deferral Period

Monday, 7 March 2022, 10:34 am | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) has reduced the deferral period for blood and plasma donors who have had COVID-19, are considered a close contact of a confirmed or suspected case or travelled overseas from a COVID-19 risk area. The changes, which have been ... More >>

New Zealand Blood Service Prepares For Impact Of Omicron

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 11:19 am | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) says it is preparing for the impact of Omicron to be felt in its Donor Centres and Mobile Drives across Aotearoa. The Service is calling on people in good health to book an appointment to donate this month to help ... More >>

Meta Partners With New Zealand Blood Service To Help Boost Blood Donation Rates

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 7:35 am | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand’s Facebook users can now sign up to be notified of opportunities nearby to give blood and plasma, thanks to the launch of Facebook’sBlood Donations feature in partnership with New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS). It comes as NZBS ... More >>

Blood donation still essential during Alert Level 4

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 10:53 am | New Zealand Blood Service

Blood donation is considered an essential service, donor centres will remain open and New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is urging all eligible, healthy blood donors to book an appointment, and keep their commitment to donating blood. “The need ... More >>

Blood donation still essential during Alert Level 4

Wednesday, 18 August 2021, 10:52 am | New Zealand Blood Service

Blood donation is considered an essential service, donor centres will remain open and New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is urging all eligible, healthy blood donors to book an appointment, and keep their commitment to donating blood. “The need ... More >>

Don’t Wait To Save A Life

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 1:45 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) has launched a new hard-hitting campaign to shine a light on everyday unseen emergencies and the pressing need for an additional 30,000 people to join the donor registry in New Zealand. “This winter we are asking everyone ... More >>

World First Blood Service Development To Be Trialled In Major Hospitals

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

A development that could bring greater equity across our blood health services New Zealand Blood Service (NZ Blood) has developed a ground-breaking method of preparing and storing blood platelets, allowing them to be frozen – cryopreserved – extending ... More >>

Frontline Health Care Workers Thank New Zealand’s Team Of 110,000 Lifesavers

Sunday, 13 June 2021, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

Blood donors are an essential part of the health care system – without their donations, frontline workers wouldn’t be able to do the work they do Less than 4% of the eligible population donate Every 18 minutes, someone in New Zealand needs blood or plasma ... More >>

New Zealand Blood Service Reminds Donors To Book Summer Appointments

Monday, 7 December 2020, 10:29 am | New Zealand Blood Service

For many Kiwis, summer is their favourite time of year, a chance to take a break, recharge and get ready for the year ahead. For New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS), the summer holidays are one of the most challenging times to keep donors giving blood ... More >>

Important Changes To Plasma Donation Criteria

Monday, 2 November 2020, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand Blood Service is making some important changes to its height and weight criteria for donating plasma and booking process for first time plasma donors. These changes are being implemented as part of a long-term strategy to grow the plasma ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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