Swiss Red Cross

As an official partner of the Swiss Red Cross (SRC), Helsana is committed to the health and well-being of Switzerland’s population. We work to promote first aid, including when somebody needs it due to mental health problems.

Are you ready to help in an emergency?

9 September 2023 is World First Aid Day. As a partner of the Swiss Red Cross, we are committed to ensuring that as many people as possible can perform first aid. Will you be one of them? We’re giving away 50 vouchers for a first aid course, each worth CHF 200. So come on and join in!

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Or stop by one of the 25 information stands run by the Swiss Samaritans on 9 September to discover there and then how you can help.

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Our contribution to first aid courses

Did you know that COMPLETA supplementary insurance contributes to Swiss Red Cross first aid courses? You will receive 75% of the course costs, up to CHF 200 per year. Find out more now.

Giving blood saves lives

Helsana has actively supported the SRC’s annual blood donation campaign for many years. Safe blood supply enables professionals to save lives following accidents, illnesses or childbirth complications. Swiss Transfusion SRC, together with 11 regional blood transfusion services, ensures that hospitals in Switzerland can rely on sufficient blood supplies at all times. 

Become a blood donor too

We take a l_t _f things f_r granted, and _nly n_tice h_w imp_rtant s_mething is when it’s missing.”  Helsana is involved in the “Missing Type” campaign along with many other companies. Together with Swiss Transfusion SRC, they raise awareness of the importance of donating blood. Not even the best preventive medical care can manage without blood donations. Four out of five people, or 80% of the Swiss population, will themselves require blood at some point in their lives or rely on medication made from blood products. Yet only 2.5% of people in Switzerland regularly give blood. Swiss Transfusion SRC is always looking for new blood donors. 

More details about the campaign

A successful partnership

Helsana has been supporting the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) since the start of 2020. Our combined efforts enable as many people as possible to perform first aid in an emergency. This includes when somebody needs first aid due to mental health problems.

In spring 2020, the rise of COVID-19 meant that overcoming the pandemic became the focus of the partnership. The partners took the decision to make a joint solidarity contribution to the Swiss population. Helsana donated CHF 1 million to the SRC for its support functions. Helsana also supported the SRC’s Corona Emergency Fund.

Donating to the Swiss Red Cross – it’s easy!

  • Make a direct donation at Swiss Red Cross
  • Donate your Plus points on the Helsana+ app 
    In the app, go to “redeem“ and “donate“ – then decide how many points you wish to donate

About the Swiss Red Cross

Switzerland’s largest and oldest humanitarian organisation, the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) combines the areas of “health”, “integration” and “rescue” under one roof. Through its activities, the SRC protects the life, health and dignity of people in need. With 24 cantonal associations, four rescue organisations and two institutions, the SRC is present across Switzerland and active in around 30 countries around the world.

Further information

Committed to first aid.

Helping in an emergency. As an official partner of the Swiss Red Cross (SRC), Helsana is committed to ensuring that as many people as possible can perform first aid.

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