Health Students Blood Challenge


Being a health student involves blood, sweat and tears - but right now it's all about the blood.

This year if you thought Vampire Cup couldn't get any bigger or better, then think again. We have transformed Vampire Cup into the Health Students Blood Challenge! The separate blood donation challenges for health students across the country are being combined into one epic blood donation showdown: the Red25 Health Students Blood Challenge 2016.

That means NAPSA is competing against not only each other's branches as per usual, but also battling it out against the Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA), the Australian Dental Students' Association (ADSA) and Student Paramedics Association (SPA).  Now that is one big challenge!

It's time for NAPSA step up even higher than ever before, to not only beat our last years donations but to take out the cup! There are categories for most donations and highest donation frequency by association and also highest percentage year-on-year growth overall, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to take out a win.

Last year, health students across Australia gave a total of 2,477 donations. Because each donation can save up to three lives, that's up to 7,430 lives. Let's crush that this year! Donate between 25 July to 19 September 2016!

How to get started

Red25 is the Red Cross Blood Service's group donation program. You'll need to join Red25 to have your donations count in the challenge.

If you haven't participated before or aren't a member of Red25

  1. Book a blood donation appointment for 25 July-19 September 2016 online or by calling 13 14 95
  2. Join your university, school, or faculty's Red25 group online
  3. Give blood to have your donation automatically added to your group's tally. Whether you go alone or with mates, it all counts!
  4. Check your group's results at any time during the challenge.

If you have participated before and/or are a Red25 member

You're ready to start donating! Simply book one or more appointments for during the challenge and keep checking the results page to see your group's tally grow.