Topic: Defence Blood Challenge

Convalescent plasma - helping to assist others

Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author)

Warrant Officer Darren Jago, of HMAS Cerberus, makes his 8th donation of convalescent plasma, supported by Registered Nurse Joy from the Frankston Lifeblood Donor Centre in Victoria. (photo: )

Warrant Officer Darren Jago, of HMAS Cerberus, makes his 8th donation of convalescent plasma, supported by Registered Nurse Joy from the Frankston Lifeblood Donor Centre in Victoria.

As a regular blood donor since 2007, Warrant Officer Darren Jago was asked by Red Cross Lifeblood to consider donating convalescent plasma.

Cerberus - bleeding the way

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Dave Devlin (author), CWO Michael Connors (photographer)

Seaman Gap Year Louise Schultz celebrated her 19th birthday by making her first ever blood donation, at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre in Frankston, Victoria, as part of the 2020 Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: CWO Michael Connors)

Seaman Gap Year Louise Schultz celebrated her 19th birthday by making her first ever blood donation, at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Donor Centre in Frankston, Victoria, as part of the 2020 Defence Blood Challenge.

With Australia currently needing 29,000 blood donations each week, ship’s company of HMAS Cerberus have rallied together to book out an entire daily schedule at the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Frankston Donor Centre in Victoria.

Still time to make A-Positive change in Blood Challenge

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Zerbe (author), ABIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Australian Red Cross Nursing Session Leader Jane Pitcher, left, assists Leading Seaman Medic Bronte Whiley during the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge at Dee Why Beach, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Ryan McKenzie)

Australian Red Cross Nursing Session Leader Jane Pitcher, left, assists Leading Seaman Medic Bronte Whiley during the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge at Dee Why Beach, Sydney.

Navy members still have time to roll up their sleeves and give as part the 2019 Defence Blood Challenge. The challenge ends on 8 December with all eligible members strongly urged to take the time to donate whole blood or plasma.

Moreton bleeds for the challenge

Published on by LSML-SC Hayden Eyles (author and photographer)

Members of HMAS Moreton gather at the Brisbane City Blood Donation Centre., which holds significance for Defence as this building was the former Defence Force Recruiting building. (photo: LSML-SC Hayden Eyles)

Members of HMAS Moreton gather at the Brisbane City Blood Donation Centre., which holds significance for Defence as this building was the former Defence Force Recruiting building.

Officers and sailors at HMAS Moreton have answered the Chief of Navy’s call - joining the hundreds of Navy personnel donating blood for the Defence Blood Challenge.

Navy sails to blood donation record, turns sights to a Red October

Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

File image, L-R: Leading Seaman Steward Alister Harrison; Seaman Boatswains Mate Dylan Carew; Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Chris Carrick; and Lieutenant Emily Kennedy after donating blood during the 2013 Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

File image, L-R: Leading Seaman Steward Alister Harrison; Seaman Boatswains Mate Dylan Carew; Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Chris Carrick; and Lieutenant Emily Kennedy after donating blood during the 2013 Defence Blood Challenge.

On 9 September, the Royal Australian Navy bled for a cause, smashing the record for the most blood donations in a day in the ACT/NSW area.

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Josh Williams (author), CPL Julia Whitwell (photographer)

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 Childers contributes to Red 25

Published on by LEUT Danielle Couch (author)

Able Seaman Boatswain’s Mate Renee Mason at the Cairns Red Cross Blood Donation Centre. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Boatswain’s Mate Renee Mason at the Cairns Red Cross Blood Donation Centre.

Six crew members of Armidale Class patrol boat HMAS Childers have answered the call for an increase in blood donations while alongside in HMAS Cairns.