Blood Donor Event

  Ice hockey players in front of spectator stands Copyright: © Sarah Rauch

To ensure sick and injured people can be cared for, hospitals urgently need blood donations. "Donating blood only has positive consequences, because any of us could need a blood transfusion at some point," says Mara Terliesner from RWTH's Medical Student Council. "A single donation can save up to three lives – and you get a free health check along the way."

With this in mind, the electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and medical faculties, together with Uniklinik's blood donor service, have organized a blood drive ahead of the Ice Hockey Uni Cup. "You can donate blood for your student council and thus your favorite Uni Cup team until December 6," explains Mara. "You don't have to be part of any of the three student councils to do this, anyone can participate."

Here's how it works: After donating blood at Uniklinik, you can place a green, blue, or red sticker (the respective team colors) on a board to mark your favorite team. The points will later be counted to determine which council saw the most blood donated. As a thank you for participating in this blood drive, you will receive a (“maschi”) red, (“eti”) blue, or (“medi”) green T-shirt with a Steelers, Lions, or Strikers logo, respectively.

Since these, unfortunately, could not be delivered yet, you will have to pick up the shirts at your student council office later upon presentation of your blood donor card.

So book an appointment via the BALU+ app or the Website and help counteract the blood shortage.