An opportunity for students aged 16 and above, and staff, to support the NZ Blood Service by donating blood in our annual blood drive.

New Zealand hospitals require 3,000 units of blood every week. Collecting blood from Rangitoto College not only provides a valuable contribution, but more importantly helps to educate students on the importance of blood donation, encouraging them to be lifelong donors.

Support is given by the students in the Community and Service Committees who help organise this annual event and assist on these two days. These committees have always been exceptional in driving the blood days. They visit every single senior tutor class and present at senior assemblies to encourage students to sign up using the blood service app. They also provide refreshments throughout the day for donors. School photographers also support by documenting the highlights of the day for the school publications.

Most years we collect over 200 units of blood from eligible staff and students which converts to over 94 litres of blood. This can potentially save up to 600 lives.