European Blood Alliance

Austria

In Austria, over 90 % of the processed whole blood is collected by blood services of the Austrian Red Cross. Four of these services, the Blood Donation Center for Vienna, Lower Austria & Burgenland, the Blood Center for Upper Austria, the Blood Center for Carinthia as well as the Blood Center for Vorarlberg cover the whole range of activities from collection, testing, production to distribution. The Red Cross Blood Centers for Styria, Salzburg and Tyrol collaborate with the Regional University Hospitals and are responsible for collection and distribution.

The reporting to the Secretary General of the Austrian Red Cross as well as the overall coordination of the blood services of the Austrian Red Cross is exercised by the largest entitiy, based in Vienna.

Austrian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Services
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 32,
A-1041 Vienna
Austria

www.roteskreuz.at

Belgium

Croatia

The Croatian Institute of Transfusion Medicine collects blood, prepares blood components, tests, stores and distributes approximately 60% of the whole blood supply in Croatia and by this represents the majority of the nation’s blood programme. Croatian Institute of Transfusion Medicine is also the Reference Centre for Transfusion Medicine to the Ministry of Health.

Croatian Institute of Transfusion Medicine
Petrova 3
10 000 Zagreb

Denmark

By law the health care in Denmark is the responsibility of the five regions. Also by law only public owned hospitals are allowed to collect blood. Representing Denmark in EBA is the Organisation of Transfusion Centres in Denmark.

The OTCD was established in 2001 to coordinate countrywide responsibility for the blood transfusion services and to represent the interests of blood programme of the country. The members of the OTCD represent 100 % of blood collection in Denmark.

On behalf of OTCD, representatives from the Odense University Hospital and from Rigshospitalet Copenhagen are current EBA Board Members.

Jørgen Georgsen
Odense University Hospital
Department of Clinical Immunology
Sdr. Boulevard 29, DK-5000 Odense C

Morten Bagge Hansen
Rigshospitalet
Department of Clinical Immunology
Blood Bank 2034,
Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100-Ø Copenhagen

The French and Flemish sections of the Belgian Red Cross have their own blood institutes.

The Flemish section has one blood establishment to cover collection of blood, plasma and platelets, processing of blood, storage and delivery to the hospitals. Blood, plasma and platelets are collected in 11 fixed donor centres and in more than 800 mobile collection sites in Flanders and Brussels. The blood products are processed in 2 production centers. The testing lab of the Flemish blood institute, the quality assurance and the donor recruitment are centralized. The Flemish section has also three Immunohematology laboratories, one Laboratory of Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics, a facility for processing and distribution of umbilical cord blood, and one Research laboratory. The supporting services of the blood institute, f.e. human resources, finance and information technology, are centralized to the headquarters of the Red Cross.
The Blood Service and the supporting services are certified ISO 9001. The Diagnostic laboratories are certified ISO 15189. Intermediate plasma products are fractionated at CSL.

The French section has one blood establishment to cover collection of blood, plasma and platelets ; processing of blood, storage and delivery to hospitals.
Collection is done in 17 fixed centers and more than 850 mobile collection sites in Wallonia and Brussels.
Testing lab, blood product processing, storage, and all supporting services (e.g. quality assurance, human resources, finance, IT, communication) are centralized in one single location (Suarlée near Namur in the middle of Wallonia). Blood products are distributed to 43 hospital blood banks in Wallonia and Brussels.
Since 2007, the French Section’s blood establishment is certified ISO9001 and the testing lab is accredited ISO 15189.
Intermediate plasma products is fractionated at CSL

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Belgian Red Cross-French: Blood Service
Rue du Fond du Maréchal, 8
B-5020 Suarlée
Belgium

www.transfusion.be

 

Belgian Red Cross-Flanders
Motstraat 40
B-2800 Mechelen
Belgium

www.rodekruis.be

Croatia

The Croatian Institute of Transfusion Medicine collects blood, prepares blood components, tests, stores and distributes approximately 60% of the whole blood supply in Croatia and by this represents the majority of the nation’s blood programme. Croatian Institute of Transfusion Medicine is also the Reference Centre for Transfusion Medicine to the Ministry of Health.

Croatian Institute of Transfusion Medicine
Petrova 3
10 000 Zagreb

Denmark

By law the health care in Denmark is the responsibility of the five regions. Also by law only public owned hospitals are allowed to collect blood. Representing Denmark in EBA is the Organisation of Transfusion Centres in Denmark.

The OTCD was established in 2001 to coordinate countrywide responsibility for the blood transfusion services and to represent the interests of blood programme of the country. The members of the OTCD represent 100 % of blood collection in Denmark.

On behalf of OTCD, representatives from the Odense University Hospital and from Rigshospitalet Copenhagen are current EBA Board Members.

Jørgen Georgsen
Odense University Hospital
Department of Clinical Immunology
Sdr. Boulevard 29, DK-5000 Odense C

Morten Bagge Hansen
Rigshospitalet
Department of Clinical Immunology
Blood Bank 2034,
Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100-Ø Copenhagen

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