Team Adem’s Blood Donation Day last Saturday was a huge success with over 120 lives saved by those who rolled up their sleeves. We would like to thank everyone who attended the day, which included other nurses from Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. A BIG thank you must go to Cindy Roker and Leanne Hollis for their support & efforts on the day. Team Adem would also like to acknowledge the efforts of the Maroochydore Donor Centre staff & volunteers who were kept very busy! Considering many blood donors are currently unable to donate because of seasonal colds and flu’s this was an amazing effort.
We would like to congratulate Adem’s childhood friend Nick Oliphant on his amazing achievement of making his 50th blood/plasma donation this week at the age of 22. Nick became aware of the importance of blood donation while watching Adem go through his treatment with leukaemia. Nick at just 22 has potentially saved 150 lives – WOW!!Thanks Nick for your lifesaving donations.
It was an exciting day for Team Adem on Tuesday with Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive Kevin Hegarty launching the 2016 SCHHS “Grow the flow with Team Adem” Blood Donation Challenge and the inaugural Health Services Blood Challenge for Queensland. Both challenges will run concurrently during the months of May, June & July. Since joining the Team Adem Blood Donation Community 10 months ago, SCHHS employees have rolled up their sleeves to save a staggering 1500 lives. This is, without a doubt, another reflection of how our wonderful health care workers go above & beyond their daily duties to help others. Thanks SCHHS for your continued support of Team Adem & those patients who require lifesaving blood products.
The Team Adem Blood Donation Community this week passed a major milestone. Since 2013 Team Adem blood donors have rolled up their sleeves to potentially save just over 30 000 Australian lives and make a profound difference to the lives of countless others who require blood products. A truly amazing effort!Team Adem thanks all our supporters and blood donors who continue to Help us help others.Picture
Yesterday Lu and I met with Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson and Councillor Christian Dickson to unveil a magnificent sculpture. Over 12 months ago Lu and I approached Sunshine Coast Council and presented our idea to have a public Memorial / Sculpture to forever honor our Sunshine Coast babies, children and young adults who have passed away through illness or tragic circumstances. After much collaboration with council employees we are so extremely proud of the outcome. This outstanding sculpture is located at Buderim Lions Park overlooking the Sunshine Coast and will be a wonderful lasting tribute to the coast’s children that have been taken too soon.
We would like to thank Mayor Mark Jamison & Councillor Cr Christian Dickson who were both instrumental in helping this memorial come to fruition. We would also like to thank the Sunshine Coast Council, talented Landscape Architect James Worth and all other parties who have been involved with the project over the last 12 months.
What an outstanding effort by all our wonderful 2016 World’s Greatest Shave team members & supporters with just on $70 000 raised to date. These funds are certainly going to make a profound difference to many patients and families affected by a blood cancer diagnosis. As always we are overwhelmed by your support and Sincerely thank everyone who supported us. We would like to send a special thanks to the many children and students who shaved in support of Team Adem this year. (Photo gallery coming soon)
Team Adem’s Blood Donation Community has been recognised for its outstanding efforts in 2015 at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service RED 25 Awards ceremony held last night. Team Adem received the top Award in both Qld and Australia for most amount of donations by a community group. Lu & I proudly accepted the Awards on behalf of all our wonderful blood donors who rolled up their sleeves to help save 13 602 lives throughout 2015.
We would also like to acknowledge the efforts of chancellor State College 2015 Blood Donation Ambassadors Maddy and Xavier and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service Blood Donation coordinator Leanne Hollis who also received Awards on the night for their outstanding efforts. Team Adem is proud to have both, Chancellor State College and SCHHS on our Blood Donation Community.
A huge thank you again to all our amazing blood donors who continue to change lives every day.
A huge thanks to Todd & Sami & the Team from 92.7 Mixfm who have chosen to support Team Adem at their very first Sunshine Coast Zombie Walk.
Date of Walk: Friday 26th February
Time: 3pm – 8pm
How Much: $5 per person to participate
Team Adem sincerely thanks all our blood donors who helped the Team Adem Blood Donation Community save a MASSIVE 13 602 lives throughout 2015……What an amazing effort!Our goal in 2016 is to save even more lives. Why not choose Team Adem to support in 2016 and have your school, business, company, group or organisation added to our Blood Donation Community. We of course would love as many new individual donors to join us as well. Thanks again to all our current blood donors for your ongoing support – together we are saving lives every day!!