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Defence Blood Challenge

Every year, Army, Navy, Air Force and Defence civilian personnel across Australia compete to give the most blood donations and save the most lives.

Last year, the combined services gave 6,486 donations, which saved up to 19,400 lives. This year, our target is 7,000 donations – and you can help us achieve it.

The challenge is on from 1 September to 8 December 2016 and includes awards for most donations, highest percentage of donors and highest donation percentage growth from 2015 results. This gives your service even more chances to win. Don’t let another service take the title of Defence’s top blood donors!

How to join the mission

If you aren’t a member of Red25 (Red Cross Blood Service’s group donation program) simply:

  1. Book a blood donation appointment for 1 September–8 December online or by calling 13 14 95.
  2. Join your service’s Red25 group.
  3. Give blood to have your donation automatically added to your group’s tally.
  4. Track your group’s results below during the challenge. You can also request up-to-date tally results from your Blood Service Community Relations Officer or by using the form here.
     

If you are already a member of Red25

You don’t need to re-register — just book and donate during the challenge to have your donations automatically added to the tally.

Rally your troops

Encourage your service colleagues to get involved too! For more information or to arrange a group donation for your colleagues, call 1300 886 524 or contact the Red25 team online.


National results

  Service     Challenge donations     Lives saved  
  Air Force (RAAF) 527   1,581
  Army 751   2,253
  Defence Civilians (APS) 346   1,038
  Navy 375   1,125
TOTAL 1,999 5,997

State/Territory results

  Donations by State/Territory  
Service ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA TOTAL
Air Force (RAAF) 74 195 26 109 46 8 48 21 527
Army 119 129 56 261 21 18 126 21 751
Defence Civilians (APS) 125 49 4 21 98 7 35 7 346
Navy 82 102 20 41 20 11 21 78 375
TOTAL 400 475 106 432 185 44 230 127 1,999

Results current as at 29/09/16
 

More information

Contact the Red25 team online or call 1300 886 524