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Restrictions for donating and travel regulations

 

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.

 

 To consult our references OMS:

 http://www.who.int/ith/chapters/ithcountrylistFR.pdf

 

Temporary risks

Geographical area

Risk area

Type of risk

Declaration

Delay period from the date of return

Greece

 Continental

Skiathos Island

 Malaria

21.08.2015 01.01.2016 

6 months 

Middle East

Israel-Lebanon-Syria-Jordan-Iran-Iraq-Kuwait-Bahrain-Qatar-Oman-United Arab Emirates-Yemen-Saudi Arabia

 Coronavirus

 10.06.2013

 14 days

link ECDC

see map +liste ECDC

Zika Virus 

01.01.2016 

28 days 

Albania

Algeria

Austria

Bosnia Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Canada

Croatia

Czech Republic

France

Greece

Hungary

Israel

Italy

Kosovo

Macedonia

Mexico

Montenegro

Palestine

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Serbia

Tunisia

Turkey

Ukraine

USA

Whole country or partially affected

West-Nile-Virus

01.06.2017

-

30.11.2017

 

0 day

 

Don OK

 

PCR/WNV

 

France

Var

Chikungunya

17.07.2017

28 days

Italy

Region of Latium

Chikungunya

05.08.2017

28 days

Italy

Calabria

Chikungunya

06.09.2017

28 days

Italy

Apulie- Province of Taranto- Muncipalitys of Ginosa and Castellaneta within a radius of 100 km

Malaria

20.09.2017

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.

 

 

Telephone number : 2755-4010

Email address : don-du-sang@croix-rouge.lu

 

Other examples of donation restrictions

This is not an exhaustive list.

 

Reason

Delay

Contact Blood Transfusion Centre

Cold, fever, chills

2 weeks after recovery

 

Gastroenteritis without fever

2 weeks after recovery

 

Diarrhea with fever

2 months after recovery

 

Antibiotics,cortisone

1 month after end of treatment

 

Dental treatment

1 week

 
Dental polishing

24 hours

 

Examination with a means of contrast/radioactive dye

1 month

 

Tick bite

if no symptoms
1 month

Lyme Disease symptoms
6 months

Cardio-vascular disease

 

Review by CTS doctor;          X

Surgery

 

X

General anesthesia

4 months

 

Blood Transfusion

6 months

 

Acupuncture

 

X

Tattooing, piercing

4 months

 

Flexible Endoscopy for example of stomach, colon, bladder, abdomen, airway, ENT

 

Rectoscopy (rectum)

Arthroscopy (joint, knee)

4 months

 

 

 1-4 months

 

                   

                            

                      X

 

 

Childbirth

 

Breast feeding

 

Miscarriage

6 months

 

6 months after stopping

 

6 months

 

Open wound

Until full healed

 

Botox Injection

4 months

 

Migraines

1 week

 

Flu vaccination

(administered in Luxembourg)

72 hours

 

Period of residence for more than 12 months between 1980 and 1996 in the UK (England,Scotland,Wales,Northern Ireland,Channel Islands,Isle of Man)

(Creutzfeldt-Jakob)

 

not allowed to give blood

You have received a bloodtransfusion or had surgeries in the UK from 1980 until today (England,Scotland,Wales,Northern Ireland,Channel Islands,Isle of Man)

(Creutzfeldt-Jakob)

 

you are not allowed to give blood

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