The inaugural Red25 Councils Blood Challenge has now wrapped up for 2016, thank you to all of the generous people who gave blood during the challenge. In just three short months, councils across the country gave a total of 3,839 donations, saving up to 11,500 lives!
The results show that a little healthy competition goes a long way…
|Highest # Donations - Small||Actual|
|QLD||Sunshine Coast Council||46|
|NSW||Tamworth Regional Council||147|
|ACT||ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate||58|
|VIC||Bass Coast Shire Council||18|
|TAS||Central Coast Council||53|
|SA||City of Port Adelaide Enfield||53|
|NT||City of Darwin Council||5|
|WA||City of Bunbury||38|
|Highest # Donations - Medium||Actual|
|QLD||Toowoomba Regional Council||96|
|NSW||Gosford City Council||44|
|ACT||ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate||19|
|VIC||City of Ballarat||106|
|SA||City of Onkaparinga||70|
|WA||City of Wanneroo||51|
|Highest # Donations - Large||Actual|
|QLD||City of Gold Coast||124|
|NSW||Blacktown City Council||36|
|ACT||ACT Education and Training Directorate||41|
|VIC||City of Greater Geelong||103|
|Highest Donation Frequency||Actual|
|QLD||Cairns Regional Council||2.5|
|NSW||Narromine Shire Council||4|
|ACT||ACT Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate||1.4|
|VIC||Darebin City Council||3.4|
|TAS||Central Coast Council||2.5|
|SA||City of Campbelltown||3.3|
|NT||DRAW - City of Darwin Council & Tiwi Islands Shire Council||1|
|WA||City of Belmont||3.5|
Congratulations to the 2016 winners!
Planning is already underway for 2017 but the dates are yet to be confirmed. Be sure to sign up to your council Red25 (if you aren’t already a member) to make sure you are included in the next challenge.
The challenge is over, but the need remains…
Although it’s fun to have a short competition, the need for blood is actually year-round. As a Red25 member, you can donate any time of the year and your donation will count towards your council’s annual tally. Not only that, but you’ll be part of Red25’s overall goal of making 25 per cent of all of Australia’s blood donations.
On behalf of all those who your donations help, thank you. Every single donation has changed lives.
Thank you again for rising to the challenge!