Emergency services in blood chase

EMERGENCY services personnel across Queensland are offering their veins to help saves lives in the Battle of the Services Blood Challenge.

The challenge is a campaign run by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service from October through to December.

The Queensland Police Service, Queensland Corrective Services, Emergency Management Queensland, the Queensland Ambulance Service, the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and the Department of Community Safety corporate personnel have been challenged to see which service could donate the most blood.

Belinda Haynes from the Blood Service said 26,000 blood donations were needed each week in Australia.

“The people working for

the services involved in the challenge save lives and see the need for blood every day,” Ms Haynes said.

This week is the start of week five of the eight-week challenge and to date Queensland Correctional Services are in the lead.



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