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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
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
Italie

Calabria

Region of Latium

Chikungunya 01.06.2019 28 days
France

Var

Chikungunya 01.06.2019 28 days
France

Herault

Aples-Maritimes

Dengue 01.06.2019 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.

From June 1th until November 30th: different regions and countries in and outside Europe: risk of transmission of West-Nile-Virus –> BLOOD DONATION OK –> supplementary test during the 28 days after return.

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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