Topic: Australian Red Cross Lifeblood
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.
The Australian Red Cross was flooded with donations today when the ship’s company of HMAS Huon rolled up their sleeves in Sydney to support the 2013 Defence Blood Challenge.
With the Ambassador for this year’s Defence Blood Challenge, Petty Officer Cartrena Skinner, being part of NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company, personnel are well versed on the importance of donating blood.
Navy is aiming to achieve 2000 donations in the annual Defence Blood Challenge this year which kicked off on 1 September and finishes on 30 November.
This week marks the beginning of the annual Defence Blood Challenge, running for three months from 1 September until 30 November around Australia.
Diets and healthy-eating resolutions were momentarily forgotten at Anglesea Barracks in Tasmania on Friday as personnel from all three services and the Barrack’s support staff enjoyed a decadent morning tea - for a great cause.