Don du sang

Donating blood is a generous and selfless act. The teams at the Blood Transfusion Center take particular care to ensure that this gesture is safe, both for the donor and for the recipient. This is why, in a number of cases, it is unfortunately not possible to carry out the collection.

Please note: If you have lived in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man) between 1980 and 1996 for more than 12 months, or have received a blood transfusion, or had surgery in the United Kingdom after 1st January 1980, please be aware that the international donor selection criteria do not currently allow the Blood Transfusion Centre to accept you as a blood donor

Restrictions of donating due to travel

Some countries have a permanent risk of tropical diseases and/or malaria resulting in a temporary long-term suspension. Other countries may be affected by temporary endemic illnesses resulting in a temporary short-term suspension.

Geographical area Type of risk Declaration Delay period from the return date
Tropical zone (between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn) Tropical Permanent 6 months
Malaria Zone Malaria Permanent 6 months
Please contact us for any information regarding the risks in question, and to update your donor file after a stay in one of the areas concerned. Phone: 27 55-4010. E-mail: don-du-sang@croix-rouge.lu.

To consult our WHO references: http://www.who.int/ith/chapters/ithcountrylistFR.pdf

Temporary risks

Risk area
Type of risk Declaration Delay period from the date of return
France Var Chikungunya 01.06.2020 until 30.11.2020 28 days
France Alpes-Maritimes, Hérault, Rhone Dengue 01.06.2020 unitl 30.11.2020 28 days
Greece Continental, Skiathos Island Malaria 21.08.2015 / from 01.01.2016 until 01.12.2019 6 months
Italy Calabria, Latium Chikungunya 01.06.2020 until 30.11.2020 28 days
Italy Apulie – Province of Taranto – Muncipalitys of Ginosa and Castellaneta within a radius of 100 km Malaria from 20.09.2017 until 01.06.2019 6 months
Middle East Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen Coronavirus 10.06.2013 28 days
USA Florida Chikungunya 01.12.2019 28 days
link ECDC See map and ECDC list Zika Virus 01.01.2016 28 days
Please contact us for any information regarding the risks in question, and to update your donor file after a stay in one of the areas concerned. Phone: 27 55-4010. E-mail: don-du-sang@croix-rouge.lu.

If you have stayed from June 1 to November 30 in certain regions or countries in and outside Europe, there may be a risk of transmission of the West-Nile-Virus. Blood donations are still accepted but must be subjected to additional tests up to 28 days after the donor’s return. When the questionnaire is delivered, the donor may be asked about the areas he visited during this period.

Other examples of donation restrictions (this is not an exhaustive list).

Reason Delay
Accident of exposure to biological liquids (to blood, tissue, transplant of cells of human origin or with the possibility of pathogenic inoculation transmitted by blood) 4 months. Contact us for more information
Accidental injection (professional) 4 months. Contact us for more information
Acupuncture Contact us for more information
Antibiotics 1 month after end of treatment
Arthroscopy (joint, knee) 1 to 4 months. Contact us for more information
Blood Transfusion 6 months
Botox Injection 4 months
Breast feeding 6 months after stopping
Cardio-vascular disease Contact us for more information
Cat’s claws (Bartanello henselae) 14 days
Childbirth 6 months
Chills 2 weeks after recovery
Cold 2 weeks after recovery
Cortisone 1 month after end of treatment
Dental polishing 24 hours
Dental treatment 1 week
Diarrhea with fever 2 months after recovery
Examination with a means of contrast / radioactive dye 1 month
Exposure of mucous membranes to blood, tissue, transplant of cells of human origin 4 months. Contact us for more information
Fever 2 weeks after recovery
Flexible Endoscopy for example of stomach, colon, bladder, abdomen, airway, ENT 4 months. Contact us for more information
Flu vaccination (administered in Luxembourg)  72 hours
Gastroenteritis without fever 2 weeks after recovery
General anesthesia 4 months
Migraines 1 week
Miscarriage 6 months
Open wound Until full healed
Penetrating injury (with possibility of blood-borne pathogenic inoculation) 4 months. Contact us for more information
Piercing 4 months
Rectoscopy 1 to 4 months. Contact us for more information
Surgery Contact us for more information
Tattooing 4 months
Tick bite If no symptoms: 1 month
Lyme Disease symptoms: 6 months
Please contact us for any information regarding the risks in question, and to update your donor file after a stay in one of the areas concerned. Phone: 27 55-4010. E-mail: don-du-sang@croix-rouge.lu.