We Need Your Blood!

Journal,  Principals,  Salespeople

Roll up your sleeves! The REIQ is championing a real estate blood challenge from 1 May until 31 July 2021, with the goal of making a life-saving difference to 3000 patients. 

We’re calling on ALL agencies in Queensland to take part by simply donating blood or plasma. 

How Can You Get Involved? 

We all know real estate professionals aren’t afraid to put in the work when it comes to some friendly competition between agencies. So why not roll your sleeves up to put your agency in first place by the end of July. 

If you’re a fan of competitions, donating blood over the next three months will help Lifeblood and the REIQ achieve our donation goal! 

To join the challenge, all you need to do is: 

  1. Register a blood donor account online if you don’t already have one. 
  2. Start or join your agency’s Lifeblood Team- just follow our step-by-step instructions on how to join a team. 
  3. Book a time to give life. Every donation you make automatically goes towards your team’s tally and the overall challenge total!

One Agent’s “Why” 

Brett Andreassen, Sales Agent at Plum Property, is a frequent donor who knows exactly how beneficial one donation can be.  

“I made a promise to a client about four or five years ago… and I have been [donating] ever since,” says Brett.  

“He asked me if I had donated blood and I embarrassingly said no and then he said ‘I’ll give you my place to sell if you donate blood every opportunity you can’. 

Unfortunately, he passed away a few years ago and I didn’t realise at the time he asked me, but he was receiving frequent blood transfusions and really needed it.”  

Donating blood is incredibly important to Brett, and he believes that real estate agents should be doing everything they can to give back to the community.  

“We’re part of the community,” he says. “It’s our responsibility to give back where we can and if you can. 

“It’s something that is so simple to do, it takes no time at all and you can even be on your phone while it’s happening so you’re not missing out on anything.”  

Although we might all not have a personal connection like Brett, donating blood will always mean something to someone in need.  

The Challenge So Far: 

We’re just over two weeks into the challenge and with new agencies joining in, the competition is heating up and Lifeblood teams across Queensland are racing to save the most lives 

Here is what we have achieved so far: 

  • 54 donations within the first 12 days making a life-saving difference to 162 patients 
  • 5 donors gave life for the first time! 

Your Competition: 

We all love a healthy bit of competition, particularly in the real estate sector. So, here’s the agencies you and your colleagues need to beat in order to make your way to the top of the leader board! 

Click here for live leader board updates. 

You can earn your way onto the podium in one of three categories: 

  • Most donations 
  • Most new donors 
  • Highest percentage of plasma donations 

Don’t Delay – Join The Challenge Now! 

There’s never been a better time to round up your fellow real estate professionals to see who can do the most to support a good cause. Join the REIQ Real Estate Blood Challenge here. 

If you don’t see your agency on the list here, contact lifebloodteamsqld@redcrossblood.org.au to start a Lifeblood team and make one or more donations before 31 July.