Inspector Les Bulluss donates blood with Red Cross staff member Stephanie Cairns.
Inspector Les Bulluss donates blood with Red Cross staff member Stephanie Cairns. Tom Huntley

Emergency donors compete

CENTRAL Queensland's emergency services workers and volunteers will compete to see who can give the most blood during an eight-week challenge.

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service's National Emergency Services Challenge will see local police, firefighters, paramedics and emergency response workers and volunteers face off to see which is the most generous emergency service.

Gladstone Blood Donor Centre community relations officer Hollie Hall said giving blood took just an hour of your time and emergency services could encourage more people to donate via their actions.

"We're asking emergency service workers and volunteers to 'bleed by example' this July and August," she said.

"Our emergency services are already in the business of saving lives on a daily basis.

"We know that they can further inspire others to give blood by taking the lead during the National Emergency Services Challenge."

To donate as part of the challenge or to help save lives visit donateblood.com.au or call 13 14 95.

Alternatively email hmiers@redcrossblood.org.au.



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