Mona Vale Mobile Blood Donor Centre is back from 24 to 27 February 2024

Did you know:

  • your donations can play a vital role in the fight against cancer? Cancer patients are the biggest recipients of blood and blood products in Australia.
  • one blood donation can save up to three lives? Just think about how many lives you could change by coming back for more.
  • red blood cells only last 42 days from when they’re donated? Australia needs over 1.7 million donations every year to meet demand: that’s three every minute.
  • READ MORE: Why donate blood | Lifeblood

Join the Newport Surf Life Saving Club Team!

  • Australian Red Cross Lifeblood’s group donation program, Lifeblood Teams, is a way for friends, colleagues, teammates and communities to band together and give blood.
  • Saving lives is always a good reason to volunteer together!
  • When you are part of our Lifeblood Team, every donation you make goes towards our team’s tally — whether you donate together or on your own.
  • Feel great knowing you’ll give something truly special, life!

Getting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Register an account in less than 5 minutes (or log in if you already have one).
  2. Go to ‘Teams’ and choose ‘My Teams’.
  3. Join the Newport Surf Lifesaving Club Lifeblood Team.

Can You Give Blood?

You should be able to give blood if you:

  • Are aged 18-76
  • Weigh more than 50kg
  • Feel healthy and well

I am an elite athlete. Can I donate?

  • The Red Cross doesn’t recommend giving blood during a competitive period or season. It could have a minor, temporary impact on performance — it’s common to feel a bit tired after donating. Consider donating during your off-season or if you’re taking a break from competition.
  • Also, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has strict guidelines about recording every blood donation and donating plasma or platelets may even breach their regulations.
  • Double-check with your sport’s governing body, the ASADA website or the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) website. The Red Cross loves your dedication to saving lives, but they don’t want to get you in trouble!

How long does it take?

Allow about an hour for the donation, including the pre-donation interview and time for snacks afterwards. Giving blood itself takes about 5-10 minutes.

Mona Vale Beach, Surfview Road

Got a bit of time next month? Time to give blood and change lives? 1 in 3 people in our community will need blood, and they need people like you to give it. The Blood Bank is rolling into town from 8 to 14 January. Don’t forget to pre-book your spot at lifeblood.com.au, on the app or on 13 14 95. Remember, get in early to get the best time!

  • Saturday 24 February – 9 am to 2 pm
  • Sunday 25 February – 9 am to 2 pm
  • Monday 26 February –1 pm to 6 pm
  • Tuesday 27 February  – 1 pm to 6 pm
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