The EIT Health Campus Citizen Programme will be circulating among the public during an 18 May footrace in Uppsala that is named for circulation. Campus Citizen Programme representatives will be mingling with the crowds at this popular annual race, to explain health issues and discuss how EIT Health is seeking to promote a healthier future for Europeans.

Blodomloppet (“the circulatory system”) is an annual race, that fills the streets of Uppsala with thousands of runners. The 2017 race will take place on Thursday, 18 May, and its overall aim is to draw attention from the public regarding the vital importance of blood donation, whether or not participants are blood donors. It also encourages teams of colleagues from various companies or organisations to enjoy a fun and healthy day together.

EIT Health Campus representatives and EIT Health partner Uppsala University will take an active part in the two-day events surrounding the race.

On 17 May at Akademiska sjukhusets Grönwallsalen (entrance 70), Erik Ståhl, Blodomloppet Superambassador 2017, will give a lecture. A short introduction will be given by Niklas Dahl, professor in medical genetics and genomics, Uppsala University. At the doors of the lecture, the audience can meet representatives of EIT Health at Uppsala University to learn more about what EIT Health does.

In the evening of 18 May at Studenternas IP, Uppsala University will have a tent where students of medicine and pharmacy will interact with runners and their audience to inform about issues related to physical activity, health, specific diseases and conditions and the importance of donating blood and plasma. Representatives for EIT Health will also be present to inform about current and upcoming initiatives for a healthier future.

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