Topic: Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
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, 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.
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.
October 20, 2017 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Department of Defence ambassadors to the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge donated plasma to Australian Red Cross in Canberra on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 to support National Blood Donor Week. (L-R) Flight Sergeant Christine Williams, Warrant Officer Class Two Joanne Davey, APS civilian Mr Adam Friederich and Warrant Officer Chris Boardman.
The results of the 2016 Defence Blood Challenge are in, with Navy picking up the honours for highest year-on-year growth, increasing blood donations by a massive 38 per cent.