Army Corporal Shane Morrisey saw more than just trainees waiting to start their course at the School of Military Engineering.
The determined effort of Lance Bombardier Bianca Ross has led to a two-day blood-donation blitz at Woodside Barracks in the Adelaide Hills.
It’s late afternoon at the Lifeblood donor centre in Ipswich and Flight Lieutenant Trent Blinco is about to make his 52nd blood donation.
This year’s Defence Blood Challenge is at the halfway mark and well on track to reach the target of 10,500 donations, potentially saving more than 30,000 lives.
What was a seed of an idea back in 2009 between Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and the ADF has now morphed into their longest running donation event.
Air Force personnel from Surveillance and Response Group units based at RAAF Base Edinburgh have been rolling up their sleeves to take part in the 2021 Defence Blood Challenge.
Even a three-year posting to Florida, United States, didn’t slow down Flight Sergeant Kate Morris’ blood and plasma donations in support of the Defence Blood Challenge.
More soldiers rolled up their sleeves to give blood in 2020 than any other Red Cross Lifeblood team, helping Army reach more than 10,000 donations for the second year in a row.
The number of blood donations from pilots at No. 2 Flying Training School has taken off thanks to a break in flying commitments offered by a safety day.