What is Vampire Cup?
Vampire Cup is one of NAPSA’s most anticipated pharmacy awareness campaigns. This national campaign encompases all 17 branches going head to head for the most whole blood, plasma and platelets donations.
Did you know: On average, the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood needs over 1.6 million blood donations annually to keep up with the current demand. The blood that we donate goes to millions of Australians suffering from a vast array of conditions including but not limited to: cancer, anaemia, various forms of blood diseases, heart, kidney and stomach disease. Every year we hope for NAPSA’s vampire cup to keep growing and by doing so we can assist in saving many more lives.
In 2020, NAPSA’s branches were able to collectively donate over 300 times to save 1000 lives all around Australia!
Each year, two Vampire Cup awards are up for grabs: the Young Blood award and the Vampire Cup award. The Young Blood award is awarded to a branch who goes above and beyond to donate blood and spread awareness AND the Vampire Cup is awarded to the branch that donates the most blood or plasma over the Vampire Cup period. Both of these awards are announced at our annual NAPSA congress.
In 2020, to keep our branches motivated during COVID-19, NAPSA introduced ‘Vampire Cup Bingo’, where the winners were awarded our limited edition NAPSA Vampire Cup medals!
2020 1st Place Bingo Winner: Nihal Dey (QPSA)
2020 2nd Place Bingo Winner: Breannan Busetti (JCUSPA)
2020 3rd Place Bingo Winner: Antoni Ukalović (WAPSA)
2020 Vampire Cup Winner: James Cook University Pharmacy Students Association (JCUPSA)
2020 Young Blood Winner: James Cook University Pharmacy Students Association (JCUPSA)
2019: JCUPSA (Vampire Cup & Young Blood)
2018: TAPS (Vampire Cup) & BAPS (Young Blood)
2017: TAPS (Vampire Cup) & CaSPA (Young Blood)