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Donating Blood for Senior Students

Miss Roughan —

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) will be bringing two groups of Roncalli College senior students in to donate together at the Timaru mobile blood drive:

Sopheze on the Bay, Virtue Ave

Wednesday 23rd June 2021, pick-up from school at 10:15am & 10:40am

NZ Blood Service is providing transport to and from the mobile blood drive

Information for Parents, Guardians and Whānau

It is important that we encourage students into a lifetime habit of donating blood and making a 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 before the blood drive date stated above. 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 www.nzblood.co.nz

Miss Roughan will provide more information to senior students at school. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Roughan via email: c.roughan@roncalli.school.nz