It only takes an hour to donate blood, but it could change someone’s life. One third of blood donations help treat people with cancer.
1 in 3 Australians will need blood.
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is a division of the Australian Red Cross. Funded by the federal, state and territory governments of Australia to supply the community with safe, high quality blood and blood products, as well as organ and bone marrow services for transplantation.
Blood is surprisingly versatile. The blood you donate can be made into 22 different medical treatments. People of all walks of life need blood products. Some need it to get them through a serious event in their lives, like cancer or a dangerous pregnancy. Others have medical conditions which mean they need blood products regularly to stay alive or be healthy.
Types of Donation
There are about five litres of blood in the human body and it’s made up of several useful components. You may be able to donate whole blood, plasma or platelets. Each type of blood donation is used for different medical treatments, and your blood type determines the best donation for you to make. To start donating plasma or platelets you need to have given whole blood in the past two years.
Take a life-saving leap – Make an appointment to donate blood
You can donate blood at any of our 100-plus permanent donor centres and mobile donor centres across Australia. The Perth Red Cross Donor Centre is located at Level 1, 140, William Street, Perth, WA, 6000. Phone: 13 14 95