Topic: Defence Blood Challenge

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.

Navy helps pump up plasma donations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer)

(L-R) Australian Red Cross Community Relations Officer Sally Garvin; Navy Blood Ambassador, Leading Seaman Freya Halliday; with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, as he donates plasma at the Red Cross Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

(L-R) Australian Red Cross Community Relations Officer Sally Garvin; Navy Blood Ambassador, Leading Seaman Freya Halliday; with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, as he donates plasma at the Red Cross Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra.

The 2018 Defence Red Cross Blood Challenge is in full swing, with a new record breaking day for plasma donations set in the NSW/ACT area.

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.

Facing fears for fifty donations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ainsley Slattery (author), Unknown (photographer)

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.

Defence Bleeds for Australia

Published on by Department of Defence (author), CPL Bill Solomou (photographer)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with other members of the Australian Defence Force at the launch of the Red 25 Blood Bank Defence Force Challenge. (photo: CPL Vasilis Bill Solomou)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, with other members of the Australian Defence Force at the launch of the Red 25 Blood Bank Defence Force Challenge.

The 2017 Defence Blood Challenge is now underway, with a three-month competition pitting the Army, Navy, Air Force and Defence Public Servants against each other in an effort to strengthen Australia’s blood supplies and support the Australian community. 

Promoting pumping plasma

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author), Unknown (photographer)

Robert Bateman (photo: UNKNOWn)

Robert Bateman

A desire to help others and a history of donating blood products made Petty Officer Maritime Logistics Chef Rob Bateman a stand-out choice for Navy’s Defence Blood Challenge Ambassador in 2017.

Stirling blood blitz

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Australian Red Cross Blood Service Community Relations Officer, Mrs Gina Tracey with Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics-Support Operations (ML-S) Toni Ralph at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Rockingham Donor Centre. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Australian Red Cross Blood Service Community Relations Officer, Mrs Gina Tracey with Chief Petty Officer Maritime Logistics-Support Operations (ML-S) Toni Ralph at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Rockingham Donor Centre.

HMAS Stirling donors were rewarded with the ‘best biscuits in town’ for a bloody good job after rolling up their sleeves to spike Navy’s tallies during the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge.

Blood challenge in home stretch

Published on by POIS Phil Cullinan (author and photographer)

Commander Chloe Wootten donates blood plasma at the Canberra Donor Centre. This was Commander Wootten 100th blood donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Commander Chloe Wootten donates blood plasma at the Canberra Donor Centre. This was Commander Wootten 100th blood donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

With the potential of saving up to 300 lives, Royal Australian Navy Commander, Chloe Wootten, has reached an amazing milestone of donating blood 100 times for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.