THEY rolled up their sleeves and donated to save lives and now Tamworth Regional Council has come out on top in a national blood donation drive.
Council took out the Red25 Councils Blood Donation drive for the second year and beat out other councils in Australia with 224 donations. Staff, family and friends of Tamworth Council took part in the competition which saw them crowned the leader of the pack by almost 100 donations and as a result more than 670 lives would be impacted by the effort.
“Knowing that we are working together to save people’s lives is the reason our teams went out and donated,” Mayor, Col Murray said. “We had lots of people who hadn’t donated before. They were either scared of needles or just needed that support of a friendly team to go with.”
Australian Red Cross Blood Service community relations officer Felix Palmer congratulated Council on the win. “It’s a bit of fun and gets people talking about blood donation,” he said. “Saving over 670 lives in the space of just three months is an outstanding effort.”