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The Vampire Cup is an international blood donation competition among all the IPSF associations. In 2012 we collected 12,693 liters of blood, and we hope to collect even more this year! This is a growing project and a great way to help others. By participating in the Vampire Cup, you are building your IPSF association, promoting international relationships, and, most importantly, saving lives.

There are two components of the Vampire Cup: the Regular Cup and the Live Cup. Here are the rules for the Regular Vampire Cup:

Entering the competition:

  • All members within IPSF associations are entitled to enter the competition. In addition, non‚Äźpharmacy students may donate blood on behalf of that association to contribute to the blood drive.  Public involvement helps raise awareness of the importance of blood donation.
  • The national contact person or public health chair for each country who would like to participate should send the initial registration form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. AND This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Contact your national contact person or public health chair to determine if your IPSF organization has submitted a registration form.
  • The form is found in the Documents folder

Blood Drive

  • Blood drives can be a maximum of six weeks long and can be held at any time from November 2013 - July 2014.
  • The drive must be coordinated with a recognized blood donation organization (such as the Red Cross) that can verify the units of blood collected. If the blood drive lasts longer than six weeks, only the first six weeks will be counted.

Winner Selection

  • In order to win, you must complete a tracker form and send it to your national contact person or public health chair. They will compile the data from their universities and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. AND This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • The forms must be submitted to IPSF by July 5, 2014 (GMT + 0)
  • The tracker form can be found in the Documents folder.
  • It is encouraged to also send an activity report including pictures and promotional material to give ideas for future years.
  • The winner is decided by dividing the units of blood collected by the number of IPSF members in that country.

Other Options

  • If you cannot host a blood drive, we still encourage you to hold awareness events.
  • These events cannot be counted toward the Vampire Cup competition, but they are a great way to educate and raise awareness of the need for blood donors.

Vampire Cup Award

  • The winner of the Vampire Cup will be recognized at World Congress.
  • All participating associations will receive an official IPSF VC participation certificate.

Documents

Promotional Materials

  • Vampire cup flyer (Download)
  • Vampire Cup video (from Virginia Commonwealth University, APhA-ASP, USA):
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