Council staff and representatives Russell Lyons and Cr David Batt, Paul McCarthy, Simon Muggeridge, Sue Barletta and Cr Vince Habermann will give blood this year.
Council staff and representatives Russell Lyons and Cr David Batt, Paul McCarthy, Simon Muggeridge, Sue Barletta and Cr Vince Habermann will give blood this year. Contributed

Bundy blood battle beckons

BUNDABERG Regional Council is rolling up its sleeves in support of this year's Bundy Blood Battle.

The Bundy Blood Battle is running again in 2015 to see who can help save the most lives.

In the month of November, groups from throughout the region will be joining the battle, and this year the challenge is even more interesting as there are two titles to fight for - who can save the most lives and who can introduce the most new donors.

Bundaberg blood donor centre needs more than 1300 life-saving donations this month to meet the needs of patients, while more than 100 first time donors are needed to help ensure the future of our blood supply.

Blood Service spokesman Barry Lynch, said that the Bundy Blood Battle was a fun way for groups and individuals to get involved:

"The blood battle is really popular every year," Mr Lynch said.

"We have groups taking part from all walks of life, including employers such as the council and local businesses, as well as schools, community groups, friends and family."

To help launch the 2015 Bundy Blood Battle, blood service mascot Billy the Blood Drop visited Bundaberg Regional Council to meet some of those who were taking part.

You can register as a donor and create a group on the blood service website http://www.donateblood.com.au.



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