Topic: Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

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

Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author)

(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.

HMAS Huon leads ship support in Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author), ABIS Chantell Bianchi (photographer)

The Australian Red Cross, Sydney is busy with Navy members from HMAS Huon during the Defence Blood Challenge. (photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi)

The Australian Red Cross, Sydney is busy with Navy members from HMAS Huon during the 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.

NUSHIP Canberra people do their bit to boost numbers

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Jesse Rhynard (photographer)

(From left) LSML-S Alister Harrison, SMNBM Dylan Carew, ABCSO Chris Carrick and LEUT Emily Kennedy from NUSHIP Canberra after donating blood, at the Red Cross Blood Donor Centre, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Jesse Rhynard)

(From left) LSML-S Alister Harrison, SMNBM Dylan Carew, ABCSO Chris Carrick and LEUT Emily Kennedy from NUSHIP Canberra after donating blood, at the Red Cross Blood Donor Centre, Sydney.

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 aims high for Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by LEUT Emily Kennedy (author), ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (photographer)

The Navy's ambassador for the Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge 2013, Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Cartrena Skinner of NUSHIP Canberra, at Fleet Base East in Sydney. (photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth)

The Navy's ambassador for the Australian Defence Force Blood Challenge 2013, Petty Officer Boatswains Mate Cartrena Skinner of NUSHIP Canberra, at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

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.

Help Navy win the 2013 Defence Blood Challenge

Published on by SBLT Bianca Wise (author)

Deputy Director Navy Asset Accounting, Peter Stephenson, is doing his part for the annual Defence Blood Challenge by donating plasma every two weeks between September 1 and November 30. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

Deputy Director Navy Asset Accounting, Peter Stephenson, is doing his part for the annual Defence Blood Challenge by donating plasma every two weeks between September 1 and November 30.

This week marks the beginning of the annual Defence Blood Challenge, running for three months from 1 September until 30 November around Australia.

Big Cake Bake supports Red Cross

Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

(L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Commander Stacey Porter and Wing Commander Andrew Layton with the difficult job of judging the entries.       (photo: Daryl Peebles)

(L-R) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson, Commander Stacey Porter and Wing Commander Andrew Layton with the difficult job of judging the entries.

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.