“A new student led initiative supported by Dr Pat Henn of the ASSERT Centre called the ‘’Vampire Cup’’ will be formally announced in the coming weeks. It pits universities against each other in a competition to see which university student population can donate the most blood and win “The Vampire Cup.”

Glenn Curtin, a 3rd Year Direct Entry Medical Student in UCC set out to replicate the initiative being run in Australia called “The Vampire Cup” earlier this year. Glen is liaising with ASSERT and the Head of Donor Services of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service who is responsible for the recruitment and retention of donors. They are currently developing the concept of the Vampire Cup with the Board in the effort to roll it out in phases in Semester 1 2020/21 in line with Public Health Guidelines.

“A new student led initiative supported by Dr Pat Henn of the ASSERT Centre called the ‘’Vampire Cup’’ will be formally announced in the coming weeks. It pits universities against each other in a competition to see which university student population can donate the most blood and win “The Vampire Cup.”

Glenn Curtin, a 3rd Year Direct Entry Medical Student in UCC set out to replicate the initiative being run in Australia called “The Vampire Cup” earlier this year. Glen is liaising with ASSERT and the Head of Donor Services of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service who is responsible for the recruitment and retention of donors. They are currently developing the concept of the Vampire Cup with the Board in the effort to roll it out in phases in Semester 1 2020/21 in line with Public Health Guidelines.
The Vampire Cup has become one of the 60 out of nearly 300 social enterprises to receive the support of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland through their Ideas Academy.”