Information leaflets for donors

Information leaflets
Have you recently had Shingles or Chickenpox? (pdf, 175 KB)
New Zealand Blood Services needs people who have recently had shingles or chickenpox to donate as they have special antibodies that can help children undergoing cancer treatment, who have been exposed to chickenpox. Find out more in this leaflet
Safe Blood Starts with You (pdf, 75 KB)
This leaflet must be read before donating blood and outlines circumstances when volunteers should not donate blood.
All About Donating Blood (pdf, 493 KB)
HIV Infection risk areas (pdf, 100 KB)
Information for deferred donors (pdf, 525 KB)
Outlines the common reasons for not collecting a blood donation
What happens to your blood after you donate? (pdf, 1.1 MB)
What's Stopping you? (pdf, 658 KB)
Apheresis Donor Information Sheet (pdf, 40 KB)
Outlines the reasons for apheresis donations, the practical procedures involved and the potential risks of undergoing apheresis.
CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease) Information (pdf, 496 KB)
Variant CJD (vCJD) is a new form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare and fatal condition affecting the brain for which there is currently no treatment. In the absence of a screening test to identify donors who might be incubating the disease, NZBS in common with other international blood services, has introduced measures to exclude donors who are possibly at increased risk of developing vCJD, from donating blood.
Iron and You (pdf, 86 KB)
Information leaflets available in Samoan:
What happens to your blood after you donate? Samoan Version (pdf, 2.5 MB)
What's Stopping You? Samoan Version (pdf, 3.1 MB)

Information leaflets are also available in Maori.

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