Vampire Cup 2017 WUMSS

22/Jul/2017

The Vampire Cup is back!
24th July - 17th September 2017
Book now for Wollongong Donor Centre, Nowra Blood Van and UOW Blood Van.
Let's #BleedtheGongDry

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582081135144527/ 

 

BLEED THE GONG DRY

The Vampire Cup is a blood donation drive organised by Australian Medical Students' Association (AMSA) and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. It is also called the Red25 Health Students Blood Challenge. Every year, medical schools in Australia race each other to raise not only blood donations but also the awareness of regular blood donation. This campaign is open to non-medical students, staff, friends and families and we really encourage their participation.

Last year in 2016, University of Wollongong managed to secure the top place for donations in NSW and 8th place from all around Australia. This year we are hoping to once again roll up our sleeves and take out not only the top spot in NSW but bring home gold on the national challenge.

DONATE
- Whole Bloods can be donated every 3 months only but takes only 15 minutes to donate
- Plasma can be donated every fortnight (best option)
- Platelets can be donated every 2-4 weeks (encouraged)
More on donation types: http://www.donateblood.com.au/learn#types-of-donation

PLASMA and PLATELETS
After consulting staff at Wollongong Donor Centre, we would like to encourage PLASMA and PLATELET donations for friends who had given blood before in the past two years.
These donations are particularly used for immune system conditions, pregnancy, leukaemia (particularly during chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants), liver disease and more. Plasma can be donated every 2-3 weeks. Platelets can be donated every 2-4 weeks.

Nominate your blood donation to the Wollongong University Medical Students' Society - WUMSS tally simply by quoting #WUMSS #BLEEDTHEGONGDRY at the time of booking and to receptionists. Entries are welcomed at all Australian Red Cross Blood Service Centres, anytime during 24 July-17 September.

 

PRIZES
When you and friends donate, upload a selfie and tag #bleedthegongdry to Instagram and/or Facebook. 
You can also send us your picture to be posted on your behalf: amsa@wumss.org.au 
We have a range of prizes to give away this year to our very generous donors including:
☆ A personal guided tour of Wollongong Private Hospital by CEO David Crowe
☆ 2 X $100 vouchers to Outback Jack's Bar & Grill
☆ An AeroPress Coffee System
☆ 5 X $20 vouchers to Bull & Bear
As well as many more exciting prizes to be announced throughout the competition.

 

BOOK NOW

WOLLONGONG DONOR CENTRE
Open the entire duration of Vampire Cup
Dates: 24 July - 17 September 
Address: 45-53 Kembla Street, Wollongong
Map: http://www.donateblood.com.au/blood…/wollongong-donor-centre

BLOOD VAN IN UOW WOLLONGONG CAMPUS
Dates: Monday 14 – Friday 18 August 
Location: Outside URAC Sport Hub
Address: Building 9, UOW: University of Wollongong, Australia
Map: http://www.donateblood.com.au/…/wollongong-mobile-donor-cen…
or https://goo.gl/maps/VfzoJg78t7C2

BLOOD VAN IN NOWRA
Dates: Monday 21 – Friday 25 August
Location: Nowra School of Arts Carpark
Address: 11 Berry St, Nowra NSW 2541
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/JW55Qqi5VBs

To make an appointment: 
- Book online www.donateblood.com.au 
OR
- Call 13 14 95
OR 
- Walk-in to a donor centre. All the registrations forms will be available
- Make sure you say you are donating towards the Vampire Cup 
- Quote 'WUMSS' under Group Name on the #RED25 registration form

FAQs:
Can I donate? 
http://www.donateblood.com.au/eligibility
Who gets my blood?
http://www.donateblood.com.au/learn#how-your-blood-is-used
Where is my nearest donor centre? 
https://www.donateblood.com.au/donate#find-a-donor-centre
What is platelet donation? 
http://www.donateblood.com.au/…/fi…/PLATELET%20DONATIONS.pdf 
Campaign Rules and criteria: 
http://www.donateblood.com.au/health-students-challenge

This is an event under the Centre for Student Engagement (CSE) at UOW Student Life: https://clubs.uow.edu.au/…/ev…/event/wumss-vampire-cup-2017…

Any other questions: email amsa@wumss.org.au

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