Ulysses bikers challenge police
THE Ulysses Motorcycle Club, the tamest of all bikies, are gunning for blood – police blood.
They are handing down a challenge to the law that they’ll make more donations this summer.
Police won last year’s statewide challenge run through the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, but at this point the motorcyclists hold an early lead. Joined by a common cause, the NSW Police and motorcyclists will continue to keep tally up until late February.
Coffs Harbour Blood Bank community relations officer Kirstie Lee says the campaign is important to maintaining blood and plasma stock over the holiday period.
“When people think of blood donations, they think of accident and car crash victims and emergency blood transfusions, but the majority of stocks actually go towards treating cancer patients,” Kirstie said.
Each blood donation can help save up to three lives, which means that this friendly rivalry has helped as many as 135,000 people.