Topic: Defence Blood Challenge
September 02, 2019 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(L-R) Australian Red Cross Community Relations Officer Sally Garvin; Navy Blood Ambassador, Leading Seaman Freya Halliday; with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, as he donates plasma at the Red Cross Civic Plasma Donor Centre in Canberra.
The 2018 Defence Red Cross Blood Challenge is in full swing, with a new record breaking day for plasma donations set in the NSW/ACT area.
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.
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.