Since 1929 the Australian Red Cross have been responsible for the collection,
processing and distribution of blood and blood products to the Australian
community in need, or whose lives have been touched by tragedy.
It’s estimated that the Australian Red Cross save 100,000 Australian lives each
year, thanks to 500,000 donors.
100,000 lives saved… half a million generous donors… and for the first time, the
Australian Red Cross passed a million donations per year.
They’re all big numbers – but really it all comes down to two -
the person who gives the blood and the person who receives it.
Thanks to the generosity of blood donors, countless people have received the
precious gift of life, while others are able to enjoy a much-improved quality of
life through regular treatment with blood and blood products.
80% of Australians will need blood in their lifetime, but less than 3% give
blood each year.