Blood Giving Day

Tuesday 19 September 2023

10am - 3pm

Undercroft 101

Join UC in saving lives!

The University of Canterbury has teamed up with the New Zealand Blood Service to embark on a remarkable journey – the Team Red Challenge! This collaboration allows us to make a significant impact on the lives of countless individuals in need while showcasing our unwavering spirit of giving and community support.

🩸 What is the Team Red Challenge? 🩸

The Team Red Challenge is a unique initiative that encourages organisations like ours to actively participate in blood, plasma, and platelet donations. By becoming part of Team Red, our contributions will be tallied under the University of Canterbury's name, setting us on a mission to save lives and make a difference.

🏆 How to Participate 🏆

Participating in the Team Red Challenge is simple and rewarding:

  1. Log in at (or download the app and tap menu)
  2. Click 'My Team'
  3. In 'Team Name' field, search for 'University of Canterbury'
  4. Click link my donations / join team!

The University of Canterbury is proud to host a Mobile Blood Drive on September 19th. Be a part of this lifesaving event, where every donation can make a significant impact on someone's life.

Even if you can't donate on the day of, all of your past and future donations will come under the University of Canterbury.  

Your generous contribution can help patients in need of blood transfusions, accident victims, and those undergoing medical treatments. By donating just a small amount of your time and blood, you can be a real-life hero for someone in distress.

Why Donate?

  • Every donation can save up to three lives.
  • Blood is vital for surgeries, cancer treatments, and various medical emergencies.
  • Your gesture of kindness can bring hope and relief to patients and their families.

What to Expect:

The NZ Blood Service's team of medical professionals and volunteers will be on-site to guide you through the donation process. Rest assured, the entire procedure is safe, sterile, and comfortable. Afterward, you'll receive snacks and refreshments and a heartfelt thank-you for your life-changing gift.

Donation Eligibility:

To ensure the safety of both donors and recipients, please remember the following criteria:

  • Be in good health and feeling well on the day of donation.
  • Meet the minimum weight and age requirements (typically 18 years or older, though exceptions apply).
  • Bring a valid ID or donor card.

Spread the Word:

Encourage your friends and colleagues to participate in this noble cause. Let's unite as a community to make this blood drive a resounding success!

Please ensure that you are following public health guidelines at all times when attending events.

This event is organised by:
University of Canterbury