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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Are there any particular measures taken to protect donors from COVID-19?

    Yes. We space out donors before donation, during donation and during snacking. Donors and CTS staff disinfect systematically. We take the temperature of our visitors and staff when they arrive. Staff in contact with donors wear masks, and plexiglass dividers protect donors and staff during the pre-donation interview. The pre-donation interview is reinforced, as is the information on post-donation appeals.

  • Why should I postpone my blood donation?

    In this exceptional situation, we invite you to donate blood if you are in good health and if you have not been in contact with infected people. Treatment of patients must continue and as always we need you.

    We ask you to postpone your donation, if you are part of a group at risk:
    – If you are over 65
    – If you are diabetic
    – If you have cardiovascular or respiratory diseases
    – If you deal with patients at risk on a daily basis

    Our opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and our external collections are also maintained.

    We warmly thank you for your solidarity.

  • Are you testing my blood to find out whether I have been infected with COVID-19?

    No. Until now, we have never seen a respiratory infection such as influenza or coronavirus transmitted by transfusion. Since COVID-19 is a “new virus”, the answer, strictly scientifically speaking, is of course not everything is known about it, but the risk is probably non-existent.

    The Luxembourg Red Cross has always had, and continues to have, the most secure approach possible. This security concerns both donors and recipients. All the precautions and control measures implemented ensure the greatest possible safety for blood donors and the best possible quality for the blood products that we collect and distribute to Luxembourg hospitals.

  • What’s happening with external blood collections during the pandemic?

    We continue for the moment to carry out external collections.

    The number of people admitted at the same time in the buildings where external collections take place is limited to ensure the best health security for our donors.

    You can consult the collection schedule in the “Collection location and dates” menu.

  • I have been in contact with a person who has been sick or placed in quarantine by the Ministry for Health due to the coronavirus pandemic…

    You have to wait 28 days after your last contact to give blood.

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Save a life: become a blood donor

Take an active part in saving human lives or in improving the living conditions of persons who are ill or injured by giving blood to the Blood Transfusion Centre in Luxembourg City or in external blood collection points.

Register

To give blood, you have to

… be between 18 and 60 years old

… have a body weight of 50 kilos or more*

… be in good health

… have an hour to do a good deed

… wish to help those who are suffering

… be sufficiently motivated to overcome your possible apprehension about a painless pinch as the needle goes in

(*) If you have a body weight between 45 and 49 kilos, you may be asked to donate plasma instead of whole blood. / Read the counter-indications to find out more.

Practical information

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

First Appointment

At a prearranged date and time.

Parking

Parking available at the Red Cross headquarters.

Required documents

Required documents: Identity card or passport; social security card.