A spokeswoman for the University hospital of Düsseldorf, said that currently around 30 per cent more demand for donor blood insist, is not covered. The supplies would be scarce, said a spokesman for the German Red cross West in Ratingen, especially in the rare blood groups. With his supplies, the DRC covers about three-quarters of the blood demand in NRW. During the high phase of the Corona-pandemic non-urgent operations had been postponed. The upcoming world blood spendertag on 14. June should motivate more people to donate 500 milliliters of blood.