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During the Corona crisis: University Hospital Bonn sets up hotline for blood donations

During the Corona crisis : University Hospital Bonn sets up hotline for blood donations

If you would like to donate blood in Bonn, a new hotline has been set up for you to make an appointment. It aims to improve the safety of all those involved and to maintain hygiene standards, explains Bonn University Hospital.

The University Hospital Bonn has set up a hotline for blood donation appointments. During these times of the spreading coronavirus, it aims to improve the safety of all concerned and also to ensure the long-term supply of blood, the hospital explained in a statement on Saturday.

Donors can get information and make an appointment on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. by calling the hotline at 0228/287-14780.

The University Hospital Bonn has been generally pleased with the response: Despite the current crisis, more than 500 people came to donate blood last week. New waiting areas have been added in order to comply with the current hygiene regulations. The hospital says the supply of blood reserves is guaranteed for the next several days.

But it is important to continue donating - especially because of the corona crisis: "Due to the rapidly increasing number of infections in the population, it is unclear how many donors will eventually be available at all.”

Every healthy adult up to the age of 60 is allowed to donate blood. Permanent donors may donate even up to the age of 68. However, returnees from risk areas or persons who have had contact with corona patients or suspected cases must wait four weeks before donating blood.

There is further information on the Internet side bonnerblut.de.

Orig. text: Britta Röös
Translation: ck