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Current information on COVID-19

One day deferral after SARS-Cov-2 vaccination:

If you have already received a SARS-Cov-2 vaccination, a deferral of one day must currently be observed. This applies to all currently approved vaccines. If you have had a vaccination reaction such as flu-like symptoms or an allergic reaction, we ask you to let this subside first. If you feel fit and ready for a donation, we would be happy to welcome you back to one of our donation centers after the return.

Is a negative test result required for the donation?

It is currently not necessary to submit a negative test result in order to be eligible for a donation.

Important information for those returning to travel:

If you would like to donate again after a stay abroad, please inform yourself in advance at your donation center whether you can already donate again. Basically, there is currently a deferral of 14 days for all donors who return after a stay abroad. This also applies if you can prove a current negative test for COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2. However, there are exceptions to this, for example, for donors who have stayed in a European EU member state, Schengen country, Great Britain or Northern Ireland and this country or individual regions thereof have not been classified as a risk area. Therefore, please call your donation center before you donate and inquire whether you can come by to donate. We are looking forward to your visit!

In the event of a possible exit lock:

Our plasma donation centers are one of the most important supply systems in our society. In order to ensure the supply of vital plasma products, our centers will therefore remain open even if shopping centers and other facilities are closed and in the event of a possible official curfew. Should you be checked on the way to the donation, please show your reward card and / or the pass explained below, which identifies you as the plasma donor.

Pass:

We have prepared a pass for you here, which confirms that you are registered as a plasma donor with us. Please print it out and have it ready to hand when you are on the way to donate. You can show this in the event of an inspection. Please note that this certificate is only valid on the direct way to and from the donation.

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Extended regulation for face masks from March 1st, 2021:

In terms of occupational and donor protection, we are in close contact with a specialized cooperation partner who continuously advises us on the basis of new findings and regulations - also with regard to the corona pandemic.

Due to new recommendations, which we always follow in the interest of all parties involved, the existing mask requirement in our donation centers will be expanded: From Monday, March 1st, 2021, the medical mask (FFP2 mask or surgical mask) will be in the Donation center including of the donation process. Short-term removal of the mask to take in food in the reception area is still possible.

Self-made masks (so-called community masks), a cloth or scarf are no longer permitted.

Further important information can be found on the website of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices at: bit.ly/3bwQU7x

Waiver of accompanying persons:

Due to the current situation, we ask all of our donors not to bring accompanying persons with them. We ask for your understanding!

Please keep donating:

The current situation presents us with a great challenge. With the number of donors falling and the demand for plasma products rising sharply, we are more dependent than ever on you as loyal donors. Every single plasma donation is still urgently needed and is indispensable for maintaining the supply system with vital medicines made from blood plasma. For this reason we ask you: If you are healthy and feel fit, please continue to donate. In this way, we can make a decisive contribution to helping our health system these days and ensuring that patients are given the best possible care. If you have any kind of cold symptoms, signs of an infection (also non-specific) or increased body temperature, we ask you not to visit the donation center.

You can find more information on the importance of blood and plasma donation here.

Can I donate plasma if I have been in contact with COVID-19?

If you have had contact with a person infected with COVID-19, are / have been infected yourself or have stayed in a risk area, you must take a donation break before you can donate the next time.

Due to the changed recommendations for donor reserves by the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI), the following reserve periods for plasma donations will apply from April 8th, 2020:

  • Donors who were themselves infected with COVID-19 will be on hold for 4 weeks after full recovery from plasma donation.
  • Donors who have had contact with a person infected with COVID-19 will be deferred from plasma donation for 2 weeks after the last contact.
  • Donors who have stayed in a risk area will be deferred from the plasma donation for 2 weeks after re-entry.

 

Appointments and spontaneous donations

We ask you to keep making an appointment for your donations. Only in this way is it possible for us to control the number of donors in the center and to minimize waiting times. If you want to come by spontaneously, we would ask you to call your donation center shortly beforehand and ask if this is possible in terms of time. If you come by spontaneously and without prior notification, we cannot guarantee that donors will be accepted at short notice and you can expect a little waiting time. Thank you for your understanding! We look forward to your visit!