Blood donation: Red Cross starts special campaign

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Blood donation: Red Cross starts special campaign

As every year, the Christmas or Das Deutsche Rote Kreuz (DRK) is constantly trying to motivate people to donate blood with campaigns. A DRK special campaign is being launched in the Ruhr area.

Blood donations decrease during the winter holidays Most Germans make themselves particularly comfortable at home during the Christmas and winter holidays. Others spend their time on a skiing holiday or have sought refuge from the European cold on a distant island. As the number of blood donors is falling during this period, like every year, the German Red Cross (DRK) tries to motivate more people to donate with campaigns.

Special campaign in the Ruhr area The DRK West blood donation service has come up with something special for the Ruhr area. From January 1st to March 31st, the "Ruhrpott-Moments" campaign has been held there. During this period, special prizes will be raffled among all blood donors in Mülheim, Duisburg, Essen and Oberhausen. In total, 150 people should be able to look forward to prizes during the entire campaign period.

“Moments” will be raffled Things of life will be raffled that cannot simply be bought. Among other things, the blood donation should be rewarded with: Ruhrpott comedy in the Steinhof in Duisburg, a look behind the scenes of the Essen police headquarters, a view from the RWE tower, an insight into the food and meat products production at Mc Donald's Food Town, a visit to Oberhausen Salt cave or a nightly voyage of discovery at the Zollverein colliery.

Certain groups of people excluded As a rule, first-time donors should be between 18 and 65 years old and healthy. The donors are examined by a doctor before the blood is drawn. Blood pressure, pulse and breathing are checked. In addition, various parameters would be checked during blood collection and, if not yet known, the blood group determined free of charge. Normally, personal questions about sexuality should also be answered before donating blood. According to the guidelines of the German Medical Association, certain groups of people are permanently excluded as blood donors. These include people with frequently changing sexual partners, male and female prostitutes, homosexuals, prison inmates and alcohol, drug and drug addicts. Diseases such as hepatitis, HIV or syphilis are further permanent exclusion criteria.

Dates on the Internet Such a campaign takes place for the first time in the Ruhr area. Blood can be donated in numerous locations in the four cities mentioned until the end of March. Dates can be found on the Internet at: or on the free telephone number 0800 11 949 11. General information on blood donation and dates for all of Germany can be found at. (ad)

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