Green Bay High School

NZ Blood Drive

Save Lives

NZBS Blood Drive

NZ Blood Drive

Thursday, 22nd February 2024 at 8:29am

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) will be holding a mobile blood drive at:
  • Green Bay High School
  • School Gym
  • Monday 11th March, 9am - 2pm

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) encourages students to make a lifetime habit of donating blood, providing a valuable and worthwhile contribution to their community.

The Care of Children Act 2004 allows people 16 years and over to make their own decisions about whether or not they wish to give blood.

Students may choose to donate blood at this session. NZBS recommends that students discuss becoming a blood donor with their family. If families have a particular objection to the student choosing to donate blood, please make this known to the student and to the school Elaine Webb Deputy Principal before the start of the blood drive on Monday 11 March 2024.

More information about blood donation will be available on the day of the blood drive.

NZBS respects the privacy of all donors and recommends conversations around blood donor eligibility is carried out sensitively. If you require any further information please call 0800 GIVE BLOOD (0800 448 325) or visit

Becoming a blood donor

  • First time donors 16 to 70 years of age
  • Height /Weight: Weigh at least 50kg. First-time donors under 25 years of age must also meet the height and weight criteria. Use this calculator on the NZBS website at to find out if you can donate.
  • You must be in good health.
  • You cannot donate if you have a cold, flu, sore throat, cold sore, stomach bug or any other infection.
  • You must wait 3 months following a tattoo or piercing before you can donate. If a piercing was performed by a registered health professional (G.P, pharmacist, etc), you may be eligible to donate after 12 hours.
  • If you have recently visited the dentist, you must wait at least 24 hours following a minor procedure (cleaning, fillings or braces) or until you have recovered before donating. For complex procedures, such as tooth extraction, please wait at least 7 days after your procedure and any antibiotic treatment.
  • You must have eaten some food during the four hours prior to donation.
  • You need to bring suitable identification with you. Examples of acceptable ID are driver’s licence, birth certificate, or passport. A Student ID Card is acceptable if it features full name, date of birth and a photograph. NZBS may also ask the school to confirm you are at least 16 years of age.

Important facts about blood

  • Each donation can help save up to 3 people - blood donors are literally lifesavers!
  • There is no substitute for human blood - healthy donors are the only source of our blood supply.
  • Around 30,000 patients are treated with blood or blood products in New Zealand each year.
  • A blood donation is separated into different components, each of which is used to treat different patients - accident trauma, patients undergoing surgery, people with leukaemia, transplant patients and many others. Blood products are also used for immunisation to help prevent diseases such as hepatitis A and B, tetanus and chickenpox.

READY TO SIGN UP? Senior students will be able to sign up through the Google form accessible from their year group classroom page.


Green Bay High School
143 - 161 Godley Road, Green Bay
Auckland 0643
New Zealand

Tel +64 9 817 8173
Absences Ext. 234 or press ‘1’ (one)
Email [email protected]

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