Roll up! Roll up...your sleeves!

Six weeks into the 2019 Emergency Services Blood Challenge, and CFA people have saved 1134 lives so far - on track to save hundreds more through donations.


A bloody good effort from A/Career Peer Coordinator & Leading Firefighter Trent Egan.

Sitting third in the tally, it’s déjà vu for those who are following the Emergency Services Blood Challenge in 2019. This time last year, CFA were again sitting in the bronze position, behind Victoria Police in first place, and NSW Police Force in second. 

In its eleventh year, the challenge offers emergency services the opportunity to have a little healthy competition, and donate blood to save lives. The challenge runs from 1 June - 31 August, as during the winter months donation numbers reduce, due to the impact of the cold and flu season.

In our sixth week of donations for 2019, and CFA are still staying relatively on par with our numbers from last year. CFA are in the lead when it comes to fire services, and the only fire service in the top five. Victoria Police are leading with 524 donations, followed by NSW Police Force at 426 - with CFA still saving an amazing 1134 lives so far with 378 donations.

CFA coming in third, half way through week six of the Emergency Service Blood Challenge 2019.

Donation Locations

CFA have a wide spread of locations where blood, plasma and platelets have been donated throughout the challenge so far. Hamilton Donormobile and Ringwood Blood Donor Centre are leading the way with CFA donations, and setting an example at a massive 37 donations per location. Geelong is next, with 25 donations. Head to to search for your local donor centre or mobile unit.

To find out more information about the Emergency Services Blood Challenge click here: You can sign up online, or in person when you donate - we encourage all CFA members to get involved, but don’t forget to register your donation with Red25!

If you need any further information on donating or the challenge, contact Naomi via email at or call on 9262 8409. 

Author: Daisy Cleland