In this exceptional situation we invite you to donate your blood if you are in good health and if you have not been in contact with infected people. Patient treatment must continue and as always we need you.
We ask you to defer your donation, if you are part of a risk group:
– if you are over 65
– if you are diabetic or have cardiovascular or respiratory diseases
– if you care for patients at risk on a daily basis
To manage the current situation as well as possible, the Transfusion Center is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. External collections (with the exception of Esch and Colpach) take place “as usual”. We thank you warmly for your solidarity!
A lot of you have answered our appeal! All our colleagues are on hand to take your calls. We are processing them as promptly as we can.
There will be a constant need for blood! As the health crisis is likely to last, you will be welcome again in a few days or even weeks: stocks must be kept at the right level “at all times.”
Put another way: thank you ever so much for your support, for being there for the sick and wounded. And we will comply with your requests!
No. We have never seen a respiratory infection to date that is transmitted by transfusion. As COVID-19 is a “new virus,” the answer, on a strictly scientific level, is that we do not know everything about it, of course, but the risk is probably non-existent (we share the same reasoning with other blood transfusion institutions around the world).
The Luxembourgish Red Cross has always had and continues to have the safest approach possible as regards donors and recipients alike. We take a whole series of precautions to ensure the best possible quality of blood products we collect and of those we distribute to hospitals in Luxembourg.
Yes! We space out donors before, during and after they give blood. We disinfect hands when the donor arrives and if possible while he or she is on our premises. We take the temperature of visitors upon arrival. Staff in contact with donors wear masks. Pre-donation interview and post-donation calls are reinforced.
If you have your invitation to donate with you, produce it. Otherwise, call the Blood Transfusion Centre at 2755-4000 and they will confirm the invitation and need for blood!
Yes! The Blood Transfusion Centre (near the Glacis Parking Facility right behind the Red Cross headquarters) is open! External blood collections take place according to the announced schedule “Blood collection location and dates!”
We continue for the moment to carry out external collections.
There are however a few small changes:
– the Esch-sur-Alzette collection has been relocated to Dudelange,
– the Colpach collection has been relocated to Ettelbruck,
– 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
To be sure you can give blood, consult the table on “temporary risks” on the /Counter-indications/ page in the main menu. In addition to the coronavirus pandemic, there may be other sources of temporary exclusion…
Yes, you can give blood.
You have to wait 28 days after your last contact to give blood.
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.
… 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
Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8h00-16h00
Wednesday and Thursday: 8h00-18h00.
At a prearranged date and time.
Parking available at the Red Cross headquarters.
Required documents: Identity card or passport; social security card.