About Us

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

On 15 November 2019 we changed from Australian Red Cross Blood Service to Australian Red Cross Lifeblood.

What we do

Lifeblood collects, tests, processes and distributes all blood in Australia. We also help to facilitate the donation of tissue, organs, breast milk, and other life-giving biological products. Learn more

We employ more than 3,500 people and have over 1,000 volunteers who operate over 100 blood collection facilities, four major blood processing centres and two major blood inventory and distribution hubs throughout Australia.

Our donors

What we do is only possible by the continued support of almost half a million incredible Australians who volunteer to give their time and blood.

They come from all walks of life and donate all over Australia to ensure our country’s patients get the blood and plasma-based treatments they need.

Our heritage

Our beginnings go back more than 90 years, and began with the Red Cross. Lifeblood is still a division of Australian Red Cross, and we subscribe fully to its humanitarian principles.

Our role

We also play a central role in Australia’s health system, and we are 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.

This website

This patient information website has undergone extensive review by key stakeholders and patient representatives and has had rigorous user testing.