Defence Blood Challenge has life-saving impact

The Defence Blood Challenge, Australia’s longest-running annual blood drive in support of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBS), was officially launched yesterday in Canberra.

Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, AO, DSC was joined by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, Chief of Staff – Army Headquarters, Brigadier Kahlil Fegan and ARCBS Chief Executive Shelly Park to declare the challenge open for 2019. Defence has participated in the competition for more than ten years, contributing over 110,000 life-saving donations.