Make an appointment online to donate blood, this is the first time the blood donation service of the Bavarian Red Cross (BRK) in the district offers this.
The aim of the new offer is to reduce waiting times for donors in times of the corona pandemic and to minimize contacts, says Patric Nohe from the blood donation service of the BRK Munich.
"The whole thing is a test balloon from us," explains the BRK press spokesman.
For some time now, the BRK has been trying out the new reservation system in various Bavarian regions, with which donors can arrange their preferred date for mobile blood donation online.
"So far we have had good experiences with it", Nohe draws an initial assessment.
In Penzberg, the process is now being tested in the district for the first time, according to Oliver Kugel from the BRK readiness in Penzberg.
But he is already assuming that online appointment scheduling will continue to be used in the city and more and more in the entire district in the future.
An assessment that press spokesman Nohe confirms.
It is currently still "in the test phase".
"But if it goes well, we will gradually expand it." But that will happen gradually and not at the same time for all district-wide blood donation appointments.
It is important that the new online reservation must be "absolutely user-friendly".
That is why one is in close contact with the blood donors and inquires about their satisfaction with the new online offer.
Because the most important thing is that as many people as possible go to donate blood, stresses Kugel.
Fortunately, the blood donation appointments could have taken place normally during the past few months of the corona pandemic, and the number of donors has not decreased either - on the contrary.
"We even had many first-time donors," reports Kugel.
With regard to the upcoming blood donation appointment in Penzberg on Friday, January 22nd, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Christkönig parish center (Barbarasaal), he assures you that you can come to donate blood even if you don't register online.
However, Kugel points out that wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory.
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Anyone who would like to make an appointment to donate blood online can do so under the link www.blutspendedienst.com/penzberg.
Here you can - if available - register with your donor number and choose an appointment.
For first-time donors there is an extra area on the page where you can book an appointment with your name and email address.
This will then be confirmed by email.
Online reservations can be made immediately and up to two hours in advance.
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