Hamilton Blood Donor Centre (Australian Red Cross Blood Service)
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is a national not-for-profit organisation that forms part of the Australian Red Cross. We are supported by the governments of Australia and are responsible for providing the Australian community with safe, high quality blood and blood products, and organ and bone marrow services for transplantation. We do this with the support of more than half a million voluntary blood donors.
Blood is vital to life and for many people blood donors are their lifeline. Currently only 1 in 30 people give blood, but 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime.
Modern processing techniques mean that a single blood donation, when separated into its components, can help at least 3 different patients and contribute to making up to 22 different products (including potentially life-saving immunisations for chicken pox, hepatitis B and tetanus).
It is sometimes thought that the majority of donated blood helps those involved in accidents and emergencies. However, most of the blood is used to treat people with cancer and other serious illnesses.
Transfusion information for hospital staff is available from: http://www.transfusion.com.au/
1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of the month, 2.00pm – 8.30pm
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm – 8.30pm
1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of the month, 1.30pm – 8.30pm
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 9.00am – 3.00pm