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New South Wales Emergency Services bleed by example

  • Emergency Services around Australia are encouraged to donate blood.

  • Emergency Services around Australia are encouraged to donate blood.
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Leaders of the most vital and life-saving services of New South Wales will bleed by example today as part of nation-wide campaign to save lives.

In July and August, Emergency Services around Australia are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and donate blood as part of the Emergency Services Blood Challenge.

Senior members of the New South Wales State Emergency Service, Ambulance Service, Police Force, Fire and Rescue and Rural Fire Service will roll up their sleeves to launch the campaign. 

The Blood Service is challenging all branches of our Emergency Services to see who can donate the most blood - all in the name of saving lives.

The blood drive is an initiative to raise awareness about the need for blood during the cooler months. 

Red Cross Blood Service NSW Manager Steve Eldridge said winter is a challenging time for blood stocks with many regular donors unable to donate due to colds and flu.

“As the cooler weather sets in blood donations drop of, and we need new blood donors this winter to ensure there is enough blood to help those who need it.  

“We hope the wonderful work of these service organisations will help us meet that target.”

To make an appointment please call 13 14 95.

Caption - Superintendent David Felton, Fire & Rescue NSW, Assistant Commissioner Tony Gatley, Ambulance NSW, Superintendent Peter McKechnie, NSW Rural Fire Service, Sergeant Michael Smith, Rescue & Bomb Disposal Unit, NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Jim Smith, Fire & Rescue NSW, Phil Campbell - Manager Corporate Communications, NSW SES, Acting Deputy Commissioner Andrew Edwards, NSW SES and Steve Eldridge - Donor Services Manager NSW/ACT, Australian Red Cross Blood Service