According to Corona blood donations are scarce: doctors calls for a 25 Euro VergütungNach Corona of blood donation are just: Now, doctors are calling for better compensation

blood donation can help save or prolong lives. "Most of the donated blood is used for patients with malignant diseases, especially in the case of the formation

According to Corona blood donations are scarce: doctors calls for a 25 Euro VergütungNach Corona of blood donation are just: Now, doctors are calling for better compensation

blood donation can help save or prolong lives. "Most of the donated blood is used for patients with malignant diseases, especially in the case of the formation of blood. And in the case of tumor diseases," said Hubert schrezenmeier, Professor, member of the management Board of the German society for transfusion medicine and immune Hematology. The care of injured coming to serious accidents with loss of blood, as well as the treatment of a number of chronic diseases. Also, in the Corona-pandemic blood could play a role: In the case of Convalescent antibodies against the Virus are to be found, at least for some time.

Only 3 percent of Germans donate blood

schrezenmeier, Professor is a doctor and Professor of transfusion medicine in Ulm, Germany. "In Germany, we are in need of donations per day, about 15 000 full-blood," he said. It could be regional just. On average, only three percent of the population of blood donated. "But about a third could do it in principle." There is a lack of willingness and Motivation. This is no reproach. There is the opportunity to motivate more people, the doctors. The only question is: how?

the blood, which now also shows the pandemic, is of great importance. The Berlin Charité hospital to find time to biological characteristics. Because it seems possible that the amount of different proteins in the blood plasma of Infected as a Biomarker of Disease progression office determining the severity allowed a previously.

schrezenmeier, Professor in Ulm, in a study of whether the blood plasma of Convalescent antibodies severely ill Covid-19-can help patients. The is strongly suspected. However, there is still no evidence, because no comparison groups were reported by the physicians. The have now changed. "When results are available, it is difficult to say. Because only very heavy Covid-19 cases are being treated with Convalescent Plasma. In severe cases, there is at the Moment, but only a few." Convalescent would still be asked to sign up for the study with names of Capsid as a blood donor.

the blood as a valuable resource: 25 euros per donation?

The solidarity in terms of blood donation has not abated in the Corona-crisis, with its many restrictions. "In some regions of the donation-readiness is in decline," says Patric Nohe, spokesman of the blood donation services of the German Red cross (DRK). The DRC covers about two-thirds of the blood in Germany. The donor will get there - unlike, for example, in the case of private providers or clinics - no compensation. The DRC wanted to put in the future on a voluntary basis, says Nohe.

Georg Marckmann, Professor of medical ethics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, wonders whether this strategy works out in the long term. "It would be quite appropriate to reward the valuable resource of blood with a compensation. You would have to try it just once," he says. In a second step, one could then see whether the money Marckmann holds around 25 Euro for the appropriate effect on the willingness to donate. Blood is a scarce and valuable resource, says the medical ethicist. Blood donation services and downstream companies earned money. "Therefore it is just fair if the people who make this resource available to them and time to spend, to get adequate compensation."

"It is not possible, large inventories to build up,"

physicians schrezenmeier, Professor sees it differently. You should not look at the blood donation services solely to the offering of a small meal as a thank you, or a financial compensation. "There are also differences in the form of organization." The red cross blood donation, for example with mobile Teams on the go. Other facilities worked only in a fixed place. "I think it is generally convenient to leave this System on several pillars are based", he says. "That's good. Changes are not necessary."

shortages in blood supplies arise That now, increasingly, has to do with the currently more relaxed position in the pandemic. Since many clinics nachholten now suspended operations, be more donations are needed, said red cross spokesman Nohe. Also, the shelf life of Blood products plays a role. Because the blood plasma is two years long freeze. The concentrate of red blood cells, which are especially blood poverty necessary, to leave a maximum of 42 days of use, explains schrezenmeier, Professor of. Platelets are important for blood clotting, are only 4 to 5 days. "It is not possible, large inventories build up. We need regular donations."

For two and a half weeks, with demand increasing by leaps and bounds on

autologous blood before planned operations games for the in-stock position with less than one percent, hardly a role. "In order that the System can't change." Due to better blood management programmes, for example, bowl hole surgery instead of large cuts, it has managed the clinics in the past ten years, the need to reduce the concentrate of red blood cells by around a quarter.

"For two and a half weeks of blood demand will have risen by leaps and bounds," says the doctor. "There's a significant bottleneck arose. What we need now is for a longer period of time, more and more donations." It is also a buffer. The blood donation services have changed in the pandemic. They provide more Hygiene, spacing concepts, mask, obligation, and improved appointment bookings.

On Sars-CoV-2 are not tested donations. The Virus is according to current Knowledge neither detectable in the blood by transferable. Blood donations provide with effective anti-body Tests, but the possibility of a broad Screening for recent infection to set up. So far, the don't be provided yet, says schrezenmeier, Professor of.

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Updated Date: 09 June 2020, 07:26

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