One student group rolled up their sleeves to collect 54 donations in the blood drive – saving 162 lives!
NAPSA ran its annual blood donation drive from 23 March to 25 May, in partnership with Australian Red Cross Lifeblood.
The Queensland Pharmacy Students’ Association (QPSA) won this year’s Vampire Cup award with a collective total of 54 donations and 162 lives saved.
NAPSA extended a “special congratulations” to QPSA President Rheanna Norris and her Pharmacy Awareness team, comprising Jessica Heald and Hannah Aplin, for their hard work in running the “extremely successful and well-thought-out” campaign that saw them win the award.
A key feature was their ‘Red Day’ event, which saw the branch hold a fundraiser for the Australian Red Cross through a bake sale and promote the importance of donating blood to save lives.
The James Cook University Pharmacy Students Association (JCUPSA) won this year’s Young Blood Award, which is awarded to a branch deemed to have been innovative in their promotion of the Vampire Cup to their members and through social media campaigning.
This is the third year running that JCUPSA has won the award.
Altogether NAPSA members saved a collective 860 lives through their donations.
Outgoing NAPSA president Ethan Kreutzer thanked Kathryn Mayanja, NAPSA Pharmacy Awareness Chair, for coordinating the event.