It isn’t every day you can do something to save someone’s life – but that’s exactly what you do every time you donate blood. Blood is a priceless gift – a lifesaver.
Blood is indeed something special. It can’t be manufactured and it can’t be replaced by animal blood. Yet statistics show that less than 4% of all possible donors in New Zealand actually roll their sleeves up and give each year. The need for blood is constant. In New Zealand, 125,000 whole blood units will need to be donated in the next 12 months to meet clinical needs. Regular blood donors ensure that a safe and plentiful supply of blood is available whenever and wherever it is needed.
To do our bit, Our Seas Our Future Charitable Trust has signed up for Team Red. Team Red gives people an incredible opportunity to get together with their friends and workmates to donate blood to those in need.
We encourage all our volunteers to consider donating blood, if they are able to, as a simple way to help our thousands of New Zealander’s who require life saving blood, and blood products.
You can join our Team Red team by using your NZ Blood App, and adding yourself to the Our Seas Our Future Team Red under “My Profile”. Your donation count will then be counted with all the other members in our Team. It is that easy!
Are you up for the challenge?