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Blood donation: an essential act of solidarity

CERN’s next blood donation session, originally scheduled for 14 and 15 July 2020, will not be able to take place, but other options are available if you wish to give blood


Every year, CERN hosts several blood donation sessions. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next session, which was scheduled for 14 and 15 July, will not be able to take place.

However, please note that other options are available to blood donors: remember that giving blood save lives!

Before donating blood, you must make sure:

  • that you are in good health and have no COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, cold, breathing difficulties);
  • that you meet the conditions required to give blood. The following questionnaires are designed to allow you to determine whether you can do so in principle, but only the pre-donation conversation with the nurse or doctor on the day can confirm your eligibility:

- In Switzerland: https://www.hug-ge.ch/sites/interhug/files/structures/don_du_sang/fra-qmed-0220-41fo0210v4_0.pdf
- In France: https://dondesang.efs.sante.fr/puis-je-donner


Where can I donate blood over the summer?

If you live in Switzerland:

  • HUG Blood Transfusion Centre
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    The first and third Saturday of each month from 8.30 a.m. to 12 noon
    Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 6
    1205 Geneva
    Fifth floor

    Appointments can be made by telephone on +41 (0)22 372 39 01 or online: https://www.hug-ge.ch/don-du-sang/rendez-vous-ligne.

If you have more questions about blood donation in Switzerland, see this website: https://www.hug-ge.ch/don-du-sang.

If you live in France, you can attend the following sessions without an appointment:

  • Salle des fêtes in Thoiry
    Rue des Cyprès, 01710 Thoiry
    Wednesday, 1 July from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Salle du levant in Ferney-Voltaire
    Chemin de Collex, 01210 Ferney-Voltaire
    Thursday, 2 July from 2.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
  • The Vidolet sports centre in Cessy
    Chemin des écoliers, 01170 Cessy
    Monday, 6 July from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • Salle des fêtes in St-Nizier-le-Bouchoux
    136, Route de Saint-Julien, 01560 St-Nizier-le-Bouchoux
    Friday, 3 July from 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • L'Arande in St-Julien en Genevois
    24, Grande rue, 74160 St-Julien en Genevois
    Thursday, 23 July from 4.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
  • L’Ellipse cultural centre in Viry
    140, Rue Villa Mary, 74580 Viry
    Wednesday, 29 July from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
  • Maison du don in Annemasse
    1, route de Taninges
    Mondays from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
    Tuesdays from 12.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Maison du don in Metz-Tessy
    2, chemin des Croiselets
    Mondays from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
    Thursdays from 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
    Saturdays from 8.00 a.m. to 12 noon

If you have more questions about blood donation in France (e.g. about where donation sessions are taking place in August), see this website: https://dondesang.efs.sante.fr/.

Special measures have been implemented to ensure that the necessary protective measures are respected and to guarantee the safety of donors, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.