Margaret Black, Vicki Olsen, Stephanie Cairns, Bernice Chapman and Hollie Hall with Blues supporter, donor, Linda Casey and Maroons fan Reg Pugh.
Margaret Black, Vicki Olsen, Stephanie Cairns, Bernice Chapman and Hollie Hall with Blues supporter, donor, Linda Casey and Maroons fan Reg Pugh. Contributed

Bloody state clash

MAROONS fans have shown their true colours and drawn first blood both on and off the field in the Donate for Your State blood challenge.

It's Queensland versus New South Wales and the Gladstone Red Cross Blood Service is urging blood donors to put themselves on the line to save lives this Origin series.

The mighty Maroons donors have run away with a convincing early lead in the series over the Blues with the score currently standing at 7015 for QLD and 6659 for NSW.

Red Cross Blood Service community relations officer Hollie Hall said the Maroons have shown that they are giving blood for Queensland on the field, and it was time for supporters to show what colour they bleed.