Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) staff and elected officials are rolling up their sleeves to join the Australian Red Cross Blood Service Councils’ Challenge.

TRC People and Organisational Development portfolio leader Cr Megan O’Hara Sullivan has answered the call to donate blood. TRC has tallied 11 donations in the opening days of the three-month Councils’ Challenge.

TRC Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Nancy Sommerfield and Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Services Committee chair Cr Carol Taylor have also booked donation appointments. Cr O’Hara Sullivan said Council was pleased to continue its long-term support of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service by participating in the nation-wide Councils’ Challenge as well as throughout the year.

Australian Red Cross Blood Service regional partnerships manager Sandee Thompson encouraged people to book an appointment to make a donation. “To ensure our service meets the growing patient demand for blood and blood products, it’s vital that we attract new donors all the time,” she said.