Team Adem Blood Donation Community
Over the two and half years Adem battled Leukaemia he received over 350 blood and blood related transfusions. Our family are extremely grateful for the generosity of the voluntary blood donors who helped Adem and others during their illnesses.
After spending so many hours in oncology wards you quickly come to realise the importance that blood and blood related products play in the lives of cancer patients. Without these invaluable products most patients would not survive. 34% of all donated blood products are used for cancer treatment including those with leukaemia and other blood diseases. Currently, only 1 in 30 Australians gives blood, but 1 in 3 will need blood in their lifetime.
In an aim to try and bring more awareness to the importance of blood donation, Adem and the family set up a Blood Donation group ‘Team Adem’ as part of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service’s Group Blood Donation Program (RED25) to ensure a healthy flow of blood for patients in need. Team Adem’s blood donation community has now grown to become one of Australia’s largest with Schools, Businesses, Hospitals & other Organisations under our umbrella. Since 2013 Team Adem blood donors have potentially saved over 55 000 lives and in 2017 our goal is to save 15 000 lives in just 12 months.
We send out an open invitation to individuals, Schools, Businesses and other groups to join our community and help us achieve our goal. It doesn’t matter which state you reside in, you can join our Team and donate at any Australian Red Cross Blood Service Donor Centre or Donor Mobile in Australia.
Help us Help Others and join Team Adem
Red25 is Australian Red Cross Blood Services’s new Group Donation Program and it’s aim is to unite organisations across the country to save lives. The mission is to secure 25% of all blood donations needed nationally. ARCBS are confident that 100% of donations will be met by the Australian community, however they are asking that 25% of these comes from groups and organisations just like ours, making Red25 and its’ members the core contributors of Australia’s blood supply.