WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY
Celebrating New Zealand Blood Donors - World Blood Donor Day
IDFNZ patient members are reliant on the lifesaving gift of plasma gifted by New Zealand's amazing blood donors; This golden gift is essential to restore immunity,health and quality of life for immunodeficient patients of all ages.
Thank you to Blood and plasma donors across New Zealand for your ongoing gift of life.
Immunodeficient patients are the largest group of patients receiving donated plasma.
Auckland and Wellington IDFNZ patient members receiving regular Immunoglobulin replacement treatment (SCIG/IVIG) were invited by New Zealand Blood Service to meet up with long term plasma donors . This was a wonderful opportunity for our patient members who are depending on this precious gift to share stories and give a personal and sincere thank you to the heroic blood donors that have regularly and consistently donated blood and plasma. A touching experience for everyone concerned . Photos by Ann Orman.
Members were also able to publicly thank Blood donors in the media and assist NZBS in raising awareness for the need for additional plasma donors to meet increasing demand for plasma.Thanks to all who participated.
Harriet Meeting local donors - https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/capital-day/113249066/blood-service-needs-55000-more-donors-to-keep-up-with-plasma-demands?cid=facebook.post&fbclid=IwAR0wlSU79ehVRP_Vpeu2CMF-97oCdMBfWBai83VliVhPPhYwPVgQif3CoXw
- NZ Herald article featuring Malia and Zani: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12238986
- TV3 Newshub (yesterday at 6pm) https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/06/urgent-demand-for-plasma-forces-new-zealand-blood-service-to-try-and-double-its-donor-list.html featuring Josh and milestone donors
- Sunlive featuring Josh and donors https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/211620-more-donors-needed-as-blood-donor-day-approaches.html
- Te Karere featuring Adriaan and donors , https://www.facebook.com/tekareremaorinews/videos/627846854368306/