Team Adem Donates 50 Massages to Cancer Patients

50-massagesLast week Miranda, on behalf of Team Adem proudly handed over a cheque to purchase 50 Therapeutic Massages from the beautiful Bloomhill Cancer Care Centre in Buderim. The massages will be donated to Sunshine Coast adolescents & young adults (AYA) who are currently undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment. Pictured with Miranda is Michelle, one of the lovely team members who greets clients on arrival. Bloomhill is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Sunshine Coast residents living with and beyond cancer. For more information, call  Bloomhill on (07) 5445 5794.

Thanks again to all our Team Adem supporters for helping us help others

Pay it forward – Coffee for Carers

pay-it-forward-coffee_imageLast week Team Adem payed it forward by donating 100 coffees to be given to carers of patients at the Nambour Cancer Care Unit. Carers often sit for hours with their loved ones while he/she is receiving cancer treatment.

Team Adem would like to acknowledge the wonderful contribution they do by offering carers a quality coffee, tea or other hot beverage. Carers will be given a token and can redeem their hot beverage at the very popular Jamoke Expresso Bar – across the road from Nambour General hospital.

We would also like to send a big thank you to Jamoke owner Jodie who loved the idea so much that she has also donated another 100 coffees, so that’s 200 “Coffee for Carers” Wow! Thank you, Jodie & the Team at Jamoke for Helping us help others.

More Care Packs donated by Team Adem


Recently Dan & Brent on behalf of Team Adem visited the Leukaemia Foundation’s Clem Jones Village in Brisbane to donate another 150 care packs. The packs will be distributed to newly diagnosed patients in all 3 Brisbane LF Accommodation Villages, making their arrival just a little more comfortable.

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.

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