Margaret Black, Manager of the Blood Bank, Gladstone Hospital, encourages everyone who can to participate in the ‘Donate for Your State’ in the lead-up to the State of Origin III.
Margaret Black, Manager of the Blood Bank, Gladstone Hospital, encourages everyone who can to participate in the ‘Donate for Your State’ in the lead-up to the State of Origin III.

Whether its Maroon or Blue, donate

QUEENSLANDERS never like to come in second.

Especially when the game is rugby league and the opponent is New South Wales.

But this time around their is no winner or loser, as donating blood is the name of the game and whether you donate maroon or blue blood it will all go to a great cause.

Blood Banks across the State have been competing in the “Donate for your state” challenge.

The challenge was easy – when donating blood you simply nominated which team you barrack for; either Queensland or New South Wales and the results have spoken for themselves.

Currently New South Wales are winning on 21,480 donations whilst Queensland sits on 18,683 donations.

Manager of the Gladstone Blood Bank, Margaret Black said it was great seeing the locals come in and support their team whether it is Queensland or New South Wales.

“We have seen many come in and donate their ‘Maroon blood’ but overall it is just a great way to support your state on and off the field,” Ms Black said.

“Gladstone really got behind the campaign and I think the challenge made it more appealing to donate blood in the winter months.”

Tonight will be State of Origin III and although Queensland has already wrapped up the series they want a clean sweep and still need your support for the game.

To do your part and give blood you can call 13 14 95 or visit donateblood.com.au.



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