While “giving his blood is saving lives”, in Luxembourg, donors are still too scarce and the demand continues to grow.
Do you wish to help improve the situation and give your blood in Luxembourg? Places, conditions, operating mode … Just Arrived tells you everything you need to know about blood donation !
Where to give your blood in Luxembourg ?
In Luxembourg, if you want to donate your blood, you need to go to the Red Cross. Indeed, nowadays, it is the only Luxembourgian institution to be empowered to collect the blood of donors, at the blood transfusion Centre.
How to do give your blood in Grand-Duchy
A very important thing to know : to become a donor in Luxembourg, be aware that you are subject to issue a specific registration request, in order to be included in the “Donors Register”. Only the persons who are registered can give blood. To register, several possibilities : complete this form online, go to the Red Cross or contact them, either by phone at the 27 55 4000, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. After an interview, a few administrative procedures as well as a medical examination, you will be then recorded as an official donor on the Luxembourgian territory.
What conditions to give blood ?
To become a donor in Luxembourg, there are however a few mandatory requirements : be between 18 and 60 years old, weigh at least 50 kg and be in good health.
How often give your blood ?
Once registered in the Donors Register, you will then be invited 3 or 4 times a year to come and donate your blood. To do this, bring your invitation, your donor card and/or identity card, as well as the completed follow-up survey you got as you came for the very first time. You will then be taken care of for a total blood donation, (with a duration of 6 to 12 minutes depending on the donors), or for a plasma or platelets donation (of a duration of approximately 30 to 45 minutes).
Good to know about blood donation if you are working
Please check with your employer : in Luxembourg, some companies even give their employees 2 to 4 hours so that they can donate their blood. Therefore, no more excuse for not contributing to saving lives.