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Join us for a life-saving event – the Unitec Blood Drive!

The Unitec Blood Drive is an opportunity for our ākonga and kaimahi to come together and make a difference in the community by donating blood. Every donation can save up to three lives so your participation truly matters.

Date: 12 March
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Building 183- 1104

The event is organized in collaboration with NZ Blood, which will manage the donation process.

Did you know?

  • With each donation, YOU can save up to 3 lives.
  • Less than 4% of us currently roll up our sleeves and donate.
  • 30,000 patients in New Zealand are treated with blood or blood products each year.
  • NZ Blood Service is the SOLE provider of blood products to hospitals in New Zealand.

Mad Cow Disease ban lifted:

As of Thursday, 29 February 2024, the ‘mad cow’ (vCJD disease) blood donation criteria restriction in New Zealand has been lifted. This affected people who lived in the United Kingdom for more than six months during the 1980s.

You can now book an appointment to donate blood or plasma and start your lifesaving journey.

You will still need to check your eligibility to donate because there may be other factors that mean you can’t give blood right now. Click here to take the basic eligibility quiz.

Find more information on the Eligibility Criteria.


Blood Donation: Qualified medical staff will be on-site to collect blood donations from willing participants. Donors will undergo a brief medical screening before the donation process.

Refreshments: Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages after donating blood to replenish your energy.

Spread the word!

Help us make the Unitec Blood Drive a success by spreading the word to friends, classmates, and colleagues. Together, we can make a significant impact on our community’s health and well-being.

Here is the link to the bookings online.

For inquiries or further information, please contact Romy Sunny at

Let’s make a difference together! Your donation could save a life.