Your blood donation (red cells, platelets, and/or plasma) will save and improve lives. If you are a donor already, thank you for donating.
If you are interested in donating, please click here and choose your country. You will find information on all aspects of donation on the country links, but if you have any remaining questions, you are welcome to contact us here in EBA. .
Donations of blood and its components (red cells, platelets, and plasma) facilitate a wide range of essential, often life-saving treatments. One blood donation can save as many as three lives.
Blood transfusions are essential when dealing with trauma or major surgery, and are often needed in cancer management, or to treat inherited chronic blood diseases such as Thalassaemia. Nearly 120 million units of blood are donated globally every year, with 25 million units transfused in Europe alone. In addition, donated plasma is a source to produce plasma-derived medicinal products (PDMPs) that are indispensable for the treatment of people with chronic conditions such as primary immunodeficiency, haemophilia and other coagulations disorders, and auto-immune neuropathies.