Annual result: details
In 2021, the fund paid out a total of CHF 494,400. These payments helped to ease the difficult financial situations of 26 HIV patients, or their families, and of 2 people infected with hepatitis.
Solidarity Fund Blood
The solidarity fund Blood was set up by the Swiss Red Cross in 1993. The payments from this fund are intended to ease the suffering of people who have been infected with dangerous diseases through blood products. The large majority of these patients were infected with HIV or hepatitis C in the 1980s or early 1990s. Through this fund, which was set up specifically for this purpose, the Swiss Red Cross pays tribute to the solidarity felt for people harmed by blood products received via transfusions. Payment of benefits from the fund is a voluntary undertaking, as neither Swiss Transfusion SRC nor the Swiss Red Cross can be held responsible for the residual risk associated with blood products.