Every year on June 14, organisations all around the globe celebrate World Blood Donor Day. An event that raises awareness of the importance that donating blood means to the health industry. The range of uses is a lot more diverse than anyone thinks. From plasma treatments to research and emergency uses, donating blood has been an important cornerstone that has aided the world on several occasions.

Over 8.3 million Australians will need blood in their lifetime.

When you give blood, you’re more than just a donor. You’re the Lifeblood of your community. Your football team,family,book club and your neighbourhood. You’re the Lifeblood of Australia.

Donors are part of a community. They may lead very different lives, but they have one important thing in common: giving life.

A donor is needed every eighteen seconds.