Topic: Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Bleeding by example

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mrs Lauren Larking (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman supports Warrant Officer of the Navy (WON) Warrant Officer Gary Wight while he donates blood on the Blood Bus during the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge, at Russell Offices, Canberra. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman supports Warrant Officer of the Navy (WON) Warrant Officer Gary Wight while he donates blood on the Blood Bus during the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge, at Russell Offices, Canberra.

The Defence Blood Challenge is well under way with Navy already making a strong bid for a record number of donations this year.

Waterhen – a team of bloody heroes

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Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Craig Walton with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's mascot, Billy the Blood Drop to promote the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Craig Walton with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service's mascot, Billy the Blood Drop to promote the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge at HMAS Waterhen, Sydney.

Seventeen members of the ship’s company of Sydney base, HMAS Waterhen, volunteered to become brand new blood donors after a visit by ‘Billy the blood drop’ to promote the Defence Blood Challenge.

Blood flows in Red Cross challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Sarah Vanderpluym during a whole blood donation for Navy as a part of the Defence Blood Challenge 2016 at the Rockingham Collection Centre. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Sarah Vanderpluym during a whole blood donation for Navy as a part of the Defence Blood Challenge 2016 at the Rockingham Collection Centre.

Officers and sailors from Western Australia's HMAS Stirling rolled up their sleeves recently to take part in the Defence Blood Challenge.

Navy blood-letting a life saver

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Australian Army Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, Royal Australian Air Force Blood Ambassador Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman and Defence Civilian Blood Ambassador Mr Adam Friederich at the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge launch, held at Red Cross Canberra Donor Centre on the 22 August, 2016. (photo: Lauren Larking)

Australian Army Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, Royal Australian Air Force Blood Ambassador Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Royal Australian Navy Blood Ambassador Warrant Officer Chris Boardman and Defence Civilian Blood Ambassador Mr Adam Friederich at the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge launch, held at Red Cross Canberra Donor Centre on the 22 August, 2016.

The gloves are off and sleeves are rolled up within Defence with the launch of the annual Defence Blood Challenge in support of the Red Cross Blood Service.

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.

Navy gets pumped for ADF Blood Challenge

Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Midshipman Kieran Davis donating plasma at the Woden Red Cross Donation Centre, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Midshipman Kieran Davis donating plasma at the Woden Red Cross Donation Centre, Canberra.

This year marks the sixth year of the Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge and the Royal Australian Navy is getting ready to influence, inspire and support its people for a lifesaving cause.

Tassie sailors up for the challenge

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

Billy the Blood Drop and Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, give the Club Red Corporate Challenge the thumbs up. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

Billy the Blood Drop and Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, give the Club Red Corporate Challenge the thumbs up.

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service last week launched the annual national Club Red Corporate Challenge in Hobart, and Navy was there to show its support.

FFG maintainers support Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Published on by LCDR Tina Brown (author), POET Syed Hamdan (photographer)

FFG Team Trainer Maintainers, in front of the Blood Donor Centre in Sydney. (photo: POET Syed Hamdan)

FFG Team Trainer Maintainers, in front of the Blood Donor Centre in Sydney.

Last week the Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate (FFG) Team Trainer maintainers from the Systems Training School (HMAS Watson) scheduled some time out to make a much needed donation to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, assisting in the provision of blood and blood products to those in need Australia-wide.

Navy people urged to get onboard for a final assault

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), Mr David McClenaghan (photographer)

RADM Michael van Balen and Defence Force Blood Ambassador Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner pose with Billy the Blood Drop at the official launch of Australia's largest blood donation event at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Donation Centre in Canberra. (photo: David McClenaghan)

RADM Michael van Balen and Defence Force Blood Ambassador Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner pose with Billy the Blood Drop at the official launch of Australia's largest blood donation event at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Donation Centre in Canberra.

Navy’s Blood Ambassador for 2013 is urging every officer and sailor in the service to roll up their sleeves for one final assault on the Defence Blood Challenge tally board.

HQ Northern Command rises to the Challenge

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(L-R) LCPL Kylie Pezdirc; WOFF Andrew McCabe; LSCIS Michelle Lakin; Sam of the Red Cross Blood Service – Casuarina; and AIRCDRE Ken Watson. (photo: )

(L-R) LCPL Kylie Pezdirc; WOFF Andrew McCabe; LSCIS Michelle Lakin; Sam of the Red Cross Blood Service – Casuarina; and AIRCDRE Ken Watson.

A bloody battle has ensued at the Joint Task Force Headquarters Northern Command in Darwin with Navy, Army and Air Force personnel striving to achieve the largest donation in the fifth annual Defence Blood Challenge.