The call to action is aimed both at current donors as well as new ones. The Luxembourg Red Cross stresses that a lot of blood donations are needed at the moment.

The Luxembourg Red Cross calls on residents to donate blood to prevent a shortage.

On Wednesday 3 August, the Red Cross published a statement stressing that stocks "are at their lowest". The current reserves could only supply Luxembourg's hospitals for six days, the Red Cross warns.

"Even in the middle of summer, the demand for blood products remains high: we don't stop treating the sick and injured," explained Anne Schuhmacher, medical director of the blood transfusion centre.

As a combined result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the holidays, some donors are not available. "All in all, the result is simple: we have an exceptionally low stock."

The Red Cross recommends donating before going on holiday. This avoids any delay in the event of a trip to a high-risk country (tropical diseases, dengue, chikungunya, malaria, etc.).

There are several ways to give blood:

  • make an appointment on the website
  • go spontaneously to the blood transfusion centre (42, boulevard Joseph II in Luxembourg City). The centre is open from 8am to 4pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. And from 8am to 6pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

More information by phone on 27 55 4000.