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Councils blood challenge

The Red25 Councils Blood Challenge 2017 has now wrapped up. Thank you to all of the generous people who gave blood during the challenge. In just three short months, Councils and Directorates across the country gave a total of 4288 donations – saving up to 12864 lives!

The results show that a little healthy competition goes a long way… 

Highest total donations (regardless of size)

State Council Name Donations
NSW Tamworth Regional Council 224
VIC City of Greater Geelong 128
QLD City of Gold Coast 126
SA/NT City of Onkaparinga 64
WA City of Swan 64
TAS Launceston City Council 42
ACT ACT Health 70


Highest Year on Year Growth (must have minimum 10 donations in 2016).

State Council Name 2016 Tally 2017 Tally % Growth
NSW Lismore City Council 26 101 288%
ACT ACT Health 33 72 118%
QLD Redland City Council 11 29 164%
SA/NT City of Marion 29 46 59%
TAS Launceston City Council 30 42 40%
VIC Brimbank City Council 10 22 120%
WA City of Swan 36 64 78%


Highest number of donors verses Red25 members (must have a minimum of 20 members)

State Council Name Number of members Number of Donors Donors VS Members
ACT ACT Education and Training Directorate 108 25 23%
NSW Cessnock City Council 20 17 85%
QLD Redland City Council 39 22 56%
SA/NT City of Charles Sturt 22 10 45%
TAS Central Coast Council 48 27 56%
VIC City of Greater Dandenong 21 10 48%
WA City of South Perth 41 27 66%


Highest number of New Donors

State Council Name Number of New donors
NSW Blacktown City Council 31
ACT ACT Health 3
QLD Ipswich City Council 9
SA/NT City of Marion 4
TAS Launceston City Council 5
VIC City of Ballarat 15
WA City of South Perth 16

Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

Challenge tallies are still available to view on the Challenge results page


You can look up your Red25 group results, search by date and filter by division


You can even compare your group tally  to other groups in your industry


Planning is already underway for 2018 but the dates are yet to be confirmed. 

Be sure to sign up to your Red25 group (if you aren’t already a member), to ensure 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 year-round. As a Red25 member, you can donate any time of the year and your donation will count towards your Red25 group’s annual tally. Not only that, you’ll be part of the Red25 movements overall goal, to contribute 25 per cent of Australia’s blood donations.

On behalf of all those who your donations help, thank you!

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