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SZTE Blood Donation

Information on the Conditions of Blood Donation at the National Blood Service Supply of Hungary (OVSZ)

Before Donation

It is highly suggested to eat and drink plenty before the donation.  This way the possibility of nausea is considerably reduced.

At the Donation

Donors are requested to show your Identity Documents. This can be a photographic document with a unique identification number, indicating the name of the donor in roman characters, issued for identification purposes: identity card (Hungarian/foreign), or valid passport (Hungarian /foreign), or driving licence in the form of a card (Hungarian /foreign), or Hungarian student ID card, or Hungarian identification card of armed forces.  Other official Hungarian identity documents: any other photographic document issued by a Hungarian authority, not included in the list of default documents, bearing a unique identification serial number, issued for identification purposes. (Not suitable for personal identification: letter, invoice, artifact, decision, etc.) For example Residence Permit.

Only original document is accepted; In case no mother's name is indicated on the document, the mother's name may be given by other means;  The identification number of the identity card/document used for identification must be recorded if:

- the identification is made with an identity card issued by a foreign authority,

- the identification is made with a default identity card issued by a Hungarian authority, but the place of (foreign) residence is indicated by presenting an identity card issued by a foreign authority.

- identification is made by means of an "other authority" document issued by a Hungarian authority


Social Insurance Identification Number (TAJ number)

In the case of non-Hungarian citizens and Hungarian citizens living abroad, in the absence of a social security number, the identification number of the document, certifying the health insurance status of the person applying for blood donation, must be recorded.



Before the start of the process you are asked to fill in a survey in which there are questions to evaluate the risk of any infection donors may have.  We listed some of the questions here: Do you feel healthy? Are you currently being treated for any illness, are you currently taking any medication? Do you work with dangerous substances, at heights or in dangerous places? (e.g. crane, aeroplane) Have you had any complaints or sickness after a previous blood donation? Are you aware of any history of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in your blood relatives? At any time in your life have you used intravenous drugs or injections not prescribed by a doctor? Has he/she ever received any hormonal product of human origin during his/her lifetime? (e.g. growth hormone). Have you had any tissue or organ transplants; have you had any sex reassignment surgery? (female to male / male to female).


Conditions excluding blood donation

- Tattoos, make-up tattoos applied within 180 days,

- Piercing, any kind of body jewellery applied within 180 days,

- Body weight is less than 50 kg,

- Staying and travelling to countries considered as high risk by OVSZ (tropical countries, or stay in the UK between 1980 – 1996 for at least a year.

- Citizens of countries that has records of malaria, regardless of the time of stay.

- Restricted territories: read this document

For detailed information on blood donation, read this document.

SZTE Experience


Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.


Nikki - Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies

My name is Nikki and I am from Iran. Currently I am a second year student studying Physiotherapy at the University of Szeged. I really like the Environment of Szeged as it is a true University City where you can meet people from around the world. I consider Szeged as my second home since I have established my own path here and I have a lot of friends who make me feel home. The reason why I came to Szeged is because I was informed by one of my friends about the fact that the University degrees are EU accredited and will help me to reach my goals and open doors for future job opportunities. Once I have obtained my degree, I would like to stay in Hungary and pursue a post graduate program. Later on I will seize the opportunity to gain some job experience in my field here in Hungary before I hold my ground in Europe.