Health. Shares at the lowest level: SOS for blood donors

During this very special period, the association of blood donors appeals to the generosity of its members for an extremely important gesture at the beginning of the year: “For the collection on 12 January, stocks are low. We all need to save lives and help the sick, says Martine Michel, president of the association, which has 471 donors, including 23 new and around 15 volunteers.

Between 8 and 10 minutes

Blood is used to produce various products that are essential for transfusion medicine: erythrocyte concentrates (red blood cells), platelets (platelets) and other plasma.

The association and the French Blood Establishment (EFS) carefully respect all precautions that apply to the health protocol. An action lasts an average of 8 to 10 minutes. If we add the time for the “pre-donation” interview, the time for rest and snacks that follow the test takes a total of 45 minutes.

Bloodshed takes place at the town hall of Saint-Denis-lès-Bourg.

In 2021, there will be six gatherings: 12 12 January, 16 March and 25 May, from 09.00 to 12.30 and from 16 to 19 ➤ 27 July and 24 August, at 14 to 19 ➤ 19 October, 09.00 to 12.30 and 16 to 19 Recommendations: be between 18 and 70 years old. For one woman, four donations maximum per year, six for one man. You must weigh at least 50 kg. It is recommended to eat before donating and drink well afterwards. With Covid-19, since March last year, it is necessary to register via the Internet on the mon-rdv-dondesang page to make an appointment. For more information, contact Martine Michel on