GIFT OF LIFE: Senior Sergeant Jim Vogler and his wife Natalie donating blood.
GIFT OF LIFE: Senior Sergeant Jim Vogler and his wife Natalie donating blood. Tom Huntley GLABLOD

Blood bank cops it

THEY are the men and women who put themselves on the frontline to protect our community.

All emergency services workers across the country have been invited to take part in the Red Cross Blood Services' Winter Services Challenge.

Gladstone Police Station has risen to the task.

Leading by example, senior sergeant and officer in charge for the Gladstone district police communications centre Jim Vogler didn't stop recruiting at the station; he also brought his wife, Natalie, in to donate blood.

"You never know when you or someone you love is going to need it," he said.

The Gladstone Blood Donor Centre is open Tuesday and Thursday 2-7pm and Wednesday and Friday 9.30am-12.30pm as well as the first Saturday of every month from 9.30-11.30am.