Topic: Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
The Defence Blood Challenge is well under way with Navy already making a strong bid for a record number of donations this year.
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.
Officers and sailors from Western Australia's HMAS Stirling rolled up their sleeves recently to take part in the Defence Blood Challenge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.