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Kate Fisher

is a blood donation
advocate on a mission…

The goal is to end persistent critical blood shortages in Australia and around the world. Kate was initially inspired by her daughter Marleigh who became unwell at the age of three and was eventually diagnosed with Seronegative Paediatric Autoimmune Encephalitis.

This is a life-threatening condition with no cure, however treatment is possible with Intravenous Immunoglobulin Infusions (IVIG) made from donated human plasma

Hard Facts

The Challenge

Donate life-saving blood today

Give blood, plasma or

platelets and book your donation today

Kate encourages people to donate blood for the Milkshakes for Marleigh Lifeblood team so she can track the number of donations made by people inspired by Marleigh’s incredible story of survival

Lives saved in 2024

Whole Blood Donors

Plasma Donors

Platelets Donors

Podcast Episodes

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Are you looking to book a speaker for your next event? 

Please head to the Milkshakes for Marleigh website for more information. 

Book and speaker packages are a available now! 

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Where have you spotted the @milkshakes_for_marleigh pink zebra this week? 

#sendmeaselfie of where you are reading the Milkshakes for Marleigh book! 

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Please VOTE NOW for @milkshakes_for_marleigh in the @ausmumpreneur People’s Choice award: Making a Difference category!

Link in comments, stories and bio!

Please share within your networks to bring increased visibility to the importance of blood donation in Australia! 

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Please join me for The @milkshakes_for_marleigh Book launch at @avidreader on Monday 9 September, 630pm with special guest, Hedley Thomas. 

Please join Hedley and I as we discuss the importance of creative solutions to social problems and how the Milkshakes for Marleigh blood donation advocacy movement has evolved. 

My book will be available for purchase and signings on the night. Tickets are free but limited so please get yours today! (Link in stories & comments) 

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I am honoured to have been invited to be a judge for The @ausmumpreneur Awards, Melbourne, August 2024. 

In 2023, @milkshakes_for_marleigh won 2 x silver Awards for People Choice Global Impact and Social Enterprise/Non-Profit of the Year and I am thrilled to be a finalist for a number of categories again in 2024. 

AusMum are Australia’s #1 Community for Mumpreneurs. Mums that are creating freedom, flexibility, family time, success and the money for themselves and their families.

Through my involvement I have found a community that supports, elevates and inspires thousands of women to create their own businesses that work around their family life. This has been particularly beneficial to me as the Mum as the helm of a family with additional needs. 

Having seen the lists of finalists for this year, I know this will be a very tough task as the quality of candidates is exceptional. 

Wishing all my fellow finalists the best of luck! Can’t wait to see you all in Melbourne in a month! 

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Events / Speaking

What’s happening


Book Launch @ Avid Reader Bookstore

193 Boundary Street, West End Brisbane


Monday, 9th September

Women Changing the World Industry Awards

Fairmount Park London, United Kingdom


25th May

Women Changing the World Gala Dinner and Major Awards

Fairmount Park London, United Kingdom


25th May

Ask Kate

to speak

Kate Fisher is such a highly sought-after speaker given her breadth of personal and professional experiences. Kate is the host and producer of the award winning Milkshakes for Marleigh podcast where she tells survival stories of blood products recipients to thank donors and to encourage new ones. She the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling book Milkshakes for Marleigh, where she tells extraordinary tales of survival thanks to Australian blood donors.

Invite Kate to speak at your event and treat your audience to an unforgettable experience. Secure Kate Fisher for your next event and ignite inspiration among your attendees!

We like to say thanks!

Meet the family


Marleigh has endured more in her little life than any person deserves to in a lifetime. Yet when you meet this vibrant eight-year-old, you would find it hard to imagine that the bubbly, funny, smiling girl with the big sparkling blue eyes has come so close to not surviving on a number of occasions.

Kate Fisher

Kate Fisher in the last 12 months she released the 3rd season of her podcast Milkshakes for Marleigh, released her Amazon #1 Bestselling book called Milkshakes for Marleigh which tells extraordinary tales of survival thanks to Australian blood donors. She is currently engaged in her book and speaking tour and loves thanking blood donors and recruiting new ones

Paddy - Seizure Response Service Dog

He is a chocolate Labrador, trained by Smartpups on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. He is both seizure alert and autism assistance trained with accreditation for full public access (he even gets his own seat on a plane for free when travelling with Marleigh!)