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They said y'aorta donate, and 1000 people did!


This afternoon, Rochester's Rachel Boyle made the 1000th blood donation on behalf of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.

When the Customer Service Officer rolled up her sleeve at the Bendigo Donor Centre, she helped reach the bank's donation goal for 2014 and cemented its place as the number one donor for a medium size business.

Ms Boyle is just one of hundreds of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank staff who have got behind the club:red Corporate Challenge, an initiative of the Red Cross Blood Service encouraging Australian businesses to donate blood and save lives.

In the Bank's first year of the competition Red Cross set it set an ambitious target of 1000 donations, which it has now reached with more than a month to spare and a potential 3000 lives saved.

Ms Boyle, a Customer Service Officer at Rochester