Rangitoto College Annual Blood Drive

An opportunity for students aged 16 and above to support the NZ Blood Service by donating blood.

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Meeting times or event scheduled dates:  The blood drive is usually in Term 2, week 4 each year.  In 2024 this will take place on 4 and 5 June.

Location:  Rangitoto College Auditorium

Rangitoto College has a long history with the NZ Blood Service by hosting a 2 day annual blood collection

NZ 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 can also be given by students in various leadership committees who help organise this annual event and assist on the days.These committees have always been exceptional in driving the blood days. They visit every single Year 12 and 13 tutor class and present at their 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.

Every year we collect over 200 units of blood from both staff and students which converts to over 94 litres of blood. This could save up to 600 lives.

Rangitoto Summit Diploma

For Year 9 and Year 10 students’ service to be added onto their student profile they need to volunteer their time promoting blood day before and during the event – approximately 3 hours service.

Students who participate from other year groups will have the activity added onto their student profile.

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