29,000 patients are treated with blood or blood products in New Zealand each year.
Health needs of people in New Zealand are supported by the availability of safe and appropriate blood and tissue products and related services.
As the provider of blood services for New Zealand, the New Zealand Blood Service will be recognised for excellence in meeting the needs of donors, patients, its staff and the wider healthcare community.
Our shared values are at the heart of our organisation's culture and guide our behaviour each and every day. They inspire us, motivate us and drive us to provide the very best service to the New Zealand public.
Everything that we do contributes to the safety of our donors, products and the recipients of the services that we provide to New Zealanders. In doing this we commit to the following values:
Striving for Excellence (Kia tau kite Tihi)
Teamwork (Te Mahi Ngātahi)
Integrity and Respect (Te Pono me Te Tika)
Open Communication (Te Whakawhitiwhiti Whakaaro i runga i te Māharahara)
Safety for All (Te haumaru hoki te katoa)
(Te Herenga ki te Tiriti o Waitangi)
NZBS recognises the particular relationship of Māori, as tangata whenua, with the Crown and is committed to its obligations to Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi.