Just under 10% of all blood donations go to help babies, pregnant women and children.
On World Blood Donor Day (WBDD), we want to say thank you to New Zealand's 110,000 unsung heroes, we genuinely couldn’t do it without you.
We celebrate World Blood Donor Day on 14th June each year and say thank you to all of our donors for their support and generous donations. There’s no synthetic substitute for blood and we need to collect around 3,000 donations nationally each week just to meet demand. Thank you to all of our wonderful donors around the country, you truly are the lifeblood of New Zealand.
The World Health Organisation, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies initiated World Blood Donor Day in 2004. It takes place on June 14 each year and provides an opportunity for a united, national and global celebration on a day that has particular significance; the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the Nobel Prize winner who discovered the ABO blood group system.
NZBS is always looking for new donors. If you are interested in becoming a lifesaver follow these two easy steps: