Topic: Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Roll up, roll up, and be part of Navy’s life-saving record attempt

Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

Leading Seaman Liz McCallum signs up Able Seaman Emma Davies for a blood donation, with Billy the Blood Drop at Navy Headquarters, Canberra. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

Leading Seaman Liz McCallum signs up Able Seaman Emma Davies for a blood donation, with Billy the Blood Drop at Navy Headquarters, Canberra.

The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, has called for volunteers to participate in Navy’s record-breaking attempt as part of the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge.

Blood Challenge accepted

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Peta Magorian (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Sailors and Officers gather with Red Cross staff and Red Cross mascot Billy the Blood Drop at HMAS Stirling to mark the launch of the 2019 Australian Red Cross Blood Service Defence Blood Challenge, Red25. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Sailors and Officers gather with Red Cross staff and Red Cross mascot Billy the Blood Drop at HMAS Stirling to mark the launch of the 2019 Australian Red Cross Blood Service Defence Blood Challenge, Red25.

Officers, sailors, civilian personnel and family members from HMAS Stirling have once again accepted the challenge to compete against the Army and Air Force to take part in the 2019 Australian Red Cross Blood Service Defence Blood Challenge. 

ADF rolls up its sleeves as Navy sets sights on most donations

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan receives an award for highest year-on-year donation growth for the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge, with a representative from the Red Cross (left) and Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld (right) at the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge Launch in Canberra on 5 September 2019. (photo: CPL Julia Whitwell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan receives an award for highest year-on-year donation growth for the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge, with a representative from the Red Cross (left) and Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld (right) at the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge Launch in Canberra on 5 September 2019.

The 2019 Defence Blood Challenge has officially been launched at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra, during which RAN also received two awards for its contribution to the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge.

Navy blood ambassador calls for life-saving donations

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

2019 Navy Blood Drive Ambassador Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel JD Byrne at HMAS Albatross. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

2019 Navy Blood Drive Ambassador Royal Australian Navy Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Personnel JD Byrne at HMAS Albatross.

Petty Officer Jaylene Byrne's role as Navy’s Blood Drive Ambassador comes with a strong desire to do more and to assist others to decide to donate.

HMAS Moreton accepts the challenge

Published on by LS Hayden Eyles (author), LS Regan Kid (photographer)

Blood donors from south-east Queensland’s HMAS Moreton have helped Navy to a leading place in three of the four Defence Blood Challenge categories. (photo: LS Regan Kid)

Blood donors from south-east Queensland’s HMAS Moreton have helped Navy to a leading place in three of the four Defence Blood Challenge categories.

As a parting favour for retiring Chief Petty Officer Bernard Matson, personnel from HMAS Moreton rolled up their sleeves and donated enough blood to save 30 lives.

Chief of Navy leads the way in 2018 Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), SGT Max Bree (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, has his plasma taken by nurse Annita Howard, at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra, during an event to mark the start of the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: SGT Max Bree)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, has his plasma taken by nurse Annita Howard, at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra, during an event to mark the start of the 2018 Defence Blood Challenge.

The 2018 Defence Blood Challenge has been officially launched at the Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra.

Navy’s contribution to blood stocks recognised

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

Representing Navy at the Annual Red Cross Awards were (L-R) LSSCO Scott Harding, CPOML-S Toni Ralph, LCDR David Sutherland, POMTSM Ryan Wilson and POML-SSM Fiona Judge. (photo: Unknown)

Representing Navy at the Annual Red Cross Awards were (L-R) LSSCO Scott Harding, CPOML-S Toni Ralph, LCDR David Sutherland, POMTSM Ryan Wilson and POML-SSM Fiona Judge.

A senior sailor from HMAS Stirling was recently recognised for her efforts in helping make Navy one of the major blood donators on the west coast.

 

Battle of bridges conquered

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

The Defence community and their families take part in HMAS Stirling's annual Walk to Work day, which involves walking from the base front gate to the Stirling Sports Oval, covering a distance of approximately 6.4km. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Defence community and their families take part in HMAS Stirling's annual Walk to Work day, which involves walking from the base front gate to the Stirling Sports Oval, covering a distance of approximately 6.4km.

Defence personnel based in Western Australia have stopped traffic in its tracks, closing the causeway to Garden Island in the name of fitness and wellbeing.

Facing fears for fifty donations

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Royal Australian Navy Petty Officers Kirsty Semmens (left) and Warren Sanders (right) were on board to cheer on fellow Petty Officer Erica Lower (centre) when she made her 50th donation recently at the Regent Blood Donor Centre. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Petty Officers Kirsty Semmens (left) and Warren Sanders (right) were on board to cheer on fellow Petty Officer Erica Lower (centre) when she made her 50th donation recently at the Regent Blood Donor Centre.

Overcoming a fear of needles and blood has allowed one Senior Sailor to become a regular donor of blood and plasma, and recently achieved her 50th donation.

Donating blood – a powerful gift

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, used the aroma from a sausage sizzle to lure potential blood donors to the local launch of the 2017 Defence Blood Challenge.