The Hungarian National Blood Transfusion Service has launched a blood donation campaign for students of the four Hungarian medical universities in order to ensure the availability of necessary blood products on an ongoing basis.  During the campaign between 3-9 August, students can donate blood at the headquarter of the Hungarian National Blood Transfusion Service or at its local offices throughout the country. Members of the Students’ Union of Semmelweis University were among the first donors yesterday.

The students of Semmelweis University were highly active blood donors during the COVID-19 epidemic as well: the team of Semmelweis University Students’ Union was the most successful in the campaign of the Hungarian Red Cross, which ended in May. Since one blood donation can save the lives of up to three people, students indirectly helped nearly twenty thousand people then. President Bálint Tripolszky said that he expects similarly good results from Semmelweis students at the current Blood Donor Medics’ Week.

“We can be very proud of the spring blood donation campaign and I’m sure that – as members of a cohesive community – committed students of Semmelweis University will participate this new campaign in even higher numbers and we will be able to break our previous record” said Bálint Tripolszky.



The Hungarian National Blood Transfusion Service is awaiting students at its headquarter (1113 Budapest, Karolina út 19-21.) between 3-9 August every day from 07.00  to 19.00 and at more than 60 further locations across the country. You can search for locations here.

ID, health insurance card, and verification of the Hungarian address are needed for donation, otherwise, it is not possible to participate! 

When donating blood, please tell that you come from Semmelweis University in the frame of the Blood Donor Medics’ Week Campaign, and the Hungarian National Blood Transfusion Service will reward each donor with a certificate for their donation. Students who indicate their participation and even share the Facebook event will have the chance to win a Medicina book voucher worth 15 000 HUF offered by the Students’ Union.

Source: Semmelweis University Students’ Union

Photo: Bálint Barta