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  • Australian Red Cross Lifeblood collects around 1.5 million blood donations every year.
  • Most of this is used to help people with medical conditions that require blood or blood products regularly.
  • Healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 75 years that meet donation eligibility criteria may be able to donate to Lifeblood.
  • Donations are also needed for important medical research.
  • Donor requirements for medical research may be slightly different from those for Blood Service donors.

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Reviewed on: 11-08-2022