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,
- 352 thousand donations
- 8.7 million population