A bus full of sailors from HMAS Albatross were off to donate blood for 'record day', attempting to donate a record amount of plasma.
Albatross Petty Officer JD Byrne is navy's blood ambassador for the 2019 Blood Challenge which runs from September 5 to December 19.
Petty Officer Byrne said she hoped the navy would take out the trophies.
"The defence blood challenge is a challenge across the three services trying to see which service can get the most blood donations over the period," she said.
"I don't have a personal story to tell but I gave my first donation back in 2004.
"Our job is to serve mostly overseas and this is something we can do on a very local level and this is something that we can do in our home turf.
"We achieved 2015 donations last year and it would be my goal to see that creep over 3000."
Albatross personnel donate regularly when the Red Cross blood van visits but they can only donate whole blood and not plasma.
For Midshipman Orson Weyling it was his first time donating.
"I thought, why not just sign up and do it," he said.
"Not nervous just pretty excited to see what it's like."
Leading Seamen Alexis Lynch, who was a regular blood donor, said she started donating in High School.
"I started off in high school and I just think it's a great cause and it's something everybody is going to need at some point in their life," Leading Seamen Lynch said.
"PO Byrne is the one running it and she's really enthusiastic so we're all going down as a group for some fun and for good cause.
"We're going to go well."