6000 Lives saved in 6 months

In just 6 months the Team Adem Blood Donation Community has saved over 6000  lives – an amazing effort. Thanks to so much support our 2015 goal to save 10 000 lives is certainly looking achievable. We would like to thank all our supporters & blood donors who are helping us make a profound difference to lives of many Australians.

With winter upon us the need for blood products increases due to regular donors being affected by cold & flu symptoms. If you are due to donate or are thinking about donating, this is a great time to do so.  To make an appointment or to find out if you are eligible to donate call ARCBS on 131495.  Your single donation can save 3 lives?


Pictured is first time donor Stella and regular Team Adem donor – Mum Melissa.

Team Adem Donates more Portacots to Ronald McDonald House Charities

Team Adem visited  Ronald McDonald House Herston in Brisbane recently and donated four more portable cots, sheet sets and 600 ponchos. The cots, always in big demand, will be used by babies/toddlers or their siblings who are currently undergoing treatment at the nearby Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital & the ponchos are always welcomed by families staying at the houses during inclement weather conditions.

Pictured with Miranda is a North Qld family who will be making use of the cots during their stay.

Thank you to our supporters for helping us help others…. together we are making a difference.


Team Adem Donates 50 Rugs New Brisbane’s CBD Donor Centre

featured-image-50-rugs-lrgRecently Brent visited Qld’s largest and newest Blood Donor Centre in Brisbane’s CBD. This newly renovated state of the art centre in Edward Street collects around 130 blood product donations each day, making it one of Australia’s busiest. Team Adem was very proud to be able to donate 50 Team Adem rugs to be used by the many donors who will donate at the centre. Pictured with Brent are some of the wonderful staff members who were very appreciative to receive the rugs from Team Adem.

Cassandra Dickens Wins 2015 Adem Crosby Haematology Nursing Award

Cassandra is a Clinical Nurse Consultant, Cancer Care Coordination, at the Nambour General Hospital on the Sunshine Coast. She is also currently studying a Masters of Cancer and Haematology Nursing. Cassandra will be using the Award to enhance her clinical expertise, by attending the 5th Emirates Haematology Conference in Dubai. Within the conference is a nursing care workshop, which will use evidence-based guidelines to discuss the gold standard of nursing care that should be provided to haematology/oncology patients. Cassandra is looking forward to interacting with other nursing, medical, and allied health staff, and further developing her knowledge and understanding of clinical best practice in the haematology/oncology setting, saying that:

“The financial support of the Leukaemia Foundation and Team Adem is enabling me to pursue my training internationally at conferences that focus on the gold standard of care for patients.” 


Meet Cassie


New parent accommodation facility receives donation from Team Adem

new-parent-accommodation_featured-image-lrgBrent, Lu & Miranda recently had the privilege of donating some convenient quick meals, snacks, biscuits etc to the Parent’s Overnight Accommodation Unit situated in the new LCCH (Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital) Brisbane. This unit was purpose built for parents of critically ill babies and children who are admitted to the PICU (Paediatric Intensive Care Unit). At the end of a long day sitting by their child’s bedside, mum or dad is provided with free overnight accommodation, shower facilities and a selection of quick meals. Parents are only minutes from their child.This amazing 10 individual single bedrooms + small family room is under the current caretakership of the incredible staff from Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland. Pictured with Miranda is Brenda, one of the wonderful RMHC Support Staff Members. Team Adem again thanks all our supporters for helping us help others.

Team Adem’s 2015 WGS Campaign

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Team Adem’s 2015 WGS Campaign raises over $80 000

feature-image-WGS-march-2015Team Adem is truly humbled by the incredible support we received during our 2015 World’s Greatest Shave Campaign. Once again Team Adem was one of Australia’s largest fundraisers. We would like to sincerely thank all our Team Members, Supporters, Sponsors & especially the Schools who  helped make our 2015 Shave Campaign such a success. Funds raised will make a profound difference to the lives of many patients and families affected by a Blood Cancer diagnosis. Proceeds will also be used to fund vital research projects for improved treatment options.  Since 2011 Team Adem and its supporters have raised over $470 000 for the Leukaemia Foundation of Qld.Thanks everyone for Helping us Help Others.

Team Adem receives donation from 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon

feature-image-march-2015The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon is dedicated to benefitting the community, and in addition to being a world-class running event, 100% of event profits go to charitable organisations and local community groups. Recently Team Adem was honoured to be the recipient of a $2000 donation from the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon. This generous donation will… help us continue to bring greater awareness to the importance of blood donation and assist us in the purchase of much needed items for seriously ill children accommodated at RMHC in Brisbane. Since its inception, the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has returned more than $500 000 in funds for charities and we at Team Adem hope that this year is the most rewarding one yet – for both runners and the charities and groups they so generously support. Why not consider running for/supporting Team Adem at this year’s Marathon click here to register Pictured is Sunshine Coast Marathon Committee Member Jeni Lunn presenting Brent with a cheque for Team Adem. Thanks 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon for Helping us Help Others!

Team Adem Donates Porta Cots to RMHC

feature-image-RMCHTeam Adem visited the  Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland in Brisbane on Thursday 26th and donated four portable cots and sheet sets to be used by babies/toddlers or their siblings who are currently undergoing treatment at the nearby Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Pictured with Lu is one of the lovely staff members, Tamara who said “within hours of receiving the cots- they were in use.” We are proud to be able to help such a worthy organisation as RMHC.

Why you should get involved in World’s Greatest Shave 2015

The Leukaemia Foundation’s biggest fundraiser, World’s Greatest Shave, is bold, bright and of course lots of fun. In this video Miranda is featured doing her 2014 shave at Chancellor State College in honour of her brother Adem and other Blood Cancer patients.