Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Donormobile visits to the University of Newcastle
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS) will be visiting the University of Newcastle again soon, providing students and staff with the opportunity to donate blood conveniently and save lives.
Australia needs you four times a year therefore the donormobile visits the University on a regular basis to offer students and staff this great convenient opportunity.
"Australia needs 21,000 donors each week just to meet the everyday medical and surgery needs in Australia’s hospitals," the NSW Operations Manager, Garry Wolfe, said.
The ARCBS would like to encourage anyone who is feeling well to make an appointment to donate and help us collect the many lifesaving donations needed for our local hospitals.
"Whether you're a regular donor, or have never even given blood before, this is your chance to really make a difference to someone's life. Each time you give blood, you help save up to three lives."
To make an appointment to give blood at the upcoming University visit or find out more information about other locations, dates and times, call 13 14 95 or visit www.donateblood.com.au.
Donormobile Visits - Hunter
- Monday 5 - Friday 9 March 2012
- Monday 14 - Thursday 17 May 2012
- Monday 6 - Friday 10 August 2012
- Monday 22 - Thursday 25 October 2012
Donormobile Visits - Shortland
- Monday 27 February - Friday 2 March 2012
- Monday 21 - Thursday 24 May 2012
- Monday 13 - Thursday 16 August 2012
- Monday 29 October - Thursday 1 November 2012
Before donating blood please ensure you:
- have had at least 4 glasses of juice or water and a meal in the hours before donating
- be feeling well
- weigh at least 45kg
- be aged 16 - 70 (16 - 17 year olds require parent/guardian consent on the Donor Questionnaire)
- bring identification (preferably photo)
- not be pregnant, or have been pregnant in the last 9 months and not be breastfeeding
- not be taking antibiotics, or have been taking antibiotics in the last 5 days
- not had a tattoo in the last 12 months
- have not been in the U.K. between 1980 to 1996 for a total of 6 months or more
The Steps to Donating
- On the day of your donation, you will be asked to fill out a Donor Questionnaire Form.
- A confidential interview will occur with a member of our staff.
- Your haemoglobin level and blood pressure will be taken.
- The blood donation is 470mls, this will take approximately 10 minutes.
- Relax in the refreshment area, and have something to eat and drink.
We advise you not to do any strenuous exercise or high-energy activities for 12 hours after donating blood.
We understand you will be disappointed if for some reason you are unable to give blood.