GIVE BLOOD: Police officer Dale Cook rolls up his sleeves for the Queensland Emergency Services Challenge with the help of nurse Terri Fallis.
GIVE BLOOD: Police officer Dale Cook rolls up his sleeves for the Queensland Emergency Services Challenge with the help of nurse Terri Fallis. Contributed

Heroes roll up their sleeves for state-wide blood challenge

THEY see the need for blood donations every day.

So it's no surprise emergency services workers and volunteers are willing to give blood.

But they also like to have fun while doing it, competing in The Australian Red Cross Blood Service's Queensland Emergency Services Challenge.

The challenge pits police officers, firefighters, paramedics and emergency response workers and volunteers against each other as they find out which service bleeds best.

The eight-week challenge started on June 16 and will run until August 15.

Local police officer Dale Cook said the force was up to the competition.

"Last year the police won the challenge and we are keen to retain the title this year," he said.

Blood Service spokesperson, Barry Lynch, said it only took an hour to give blood and every donation saved three lives.

"With demand for blood and blood products set to double over the next decade, it's important that we find more everyday heroes."



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