New Zealand Blood Service Case Review

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New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) was created on 1 July 1998 when the Parliament approved the Health Amendment Act 1998 (New Zealand Blood Service, 2015a). New Zealand Blood Service was formed under the guidelines of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the collection and clinical use and distribution of blood and other blood products. The health needs of the people of New Zealand are being supported by the availability of safe and appropriate blood and tissue products and other related services (New Zealand Blood Service, 2015b). New Zealand Blood Service is solely based on voluntary, unpaid blood donations (New Zealand Blood Service, 2015c). It is New Zealand Blood Service’s responsibility from the beginning of the blood collection program to the distribution of the different blood components and tissue products to appropriate transfusion centres and hospitals (New Zealand Blood Service, 2015d).
New Zealand Blood Service recognises the particular relationship of Māori, as tangata whenua, with the Crown and is committed to its obligations to Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi (New Zealand Blood
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The New Zealand Blood Service has 6 shared values and these shared values serve as the heart of the organisation’s culture and guide to their behaviour each and every day. As an organisation and a team, they inspire, motivate and drive to provide the very best service to the New Zealand public. As a unique organisation supporting the New Zealand health sector, they are committed to the community, health providers, donors and employees (New Zealand Blood Service, 2015b).
New Zealand Blood Service employ over 560 people across their centres in New Zealand (New Zealand Blood Service,
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