Welcome to the first issue of Catch Up, our revamped annual newsletter for 45 and Up Study participants. In this issue, we talk about major new findings to emerge from the Study on smoking, and we highlight how the Australian Red Cross Blood Service is using the study to shed light on the health of blood donors.

Importantly, this issue reminds you how you can keep your details up-to-date so your information can continue to be used to increase Australia’s understanding of how its population is ageing.