Brussels victim
A victim receives first aid by rescuers Tuesday near Maalbeek metro station in Brussels after a deadly explosion blast there. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

Belgian officials put out a plea to the public for blood donations in the aftermath of triple terrorist attacks that killed and wounded dozens Tuesday morning near Brussels. Hospitals across the sprawling capital city have been requesting blood from citizens, while the Belgian Red Cross said it is seeking a priority of A- and O- type donors.

If you would like to donate blood at a local hospital to help victims of the Brussels attacks, be sure to check with the medical center before you travel there. Here is a list of facilities within the Brussels public hospitals network, also known as IRIS:

Institut Jules Bordet

Chaussée de Waterloo 121

1000 Brussels

Telephone: 02 541 31 11

Fax: 02 541 35 06

CHU Saint-Pierre - Site Saint-Pierre
Rue Haute 322

Telephone: 02 535 31 11

Fax: 02 535 40 06

CHU Saint-Pierre – Site César de Paepe
Rue des Alexiens 11

1000 Brussels

Telephone: 02 506 71 11

Fax: 02 506 73 20

CHU Brugmann - Site Horta
Place Van Gehuchten 4

1020 Brussels (Laken)

Telephone: 02 477 21 11

Fax: 02 477 20 13

HUDERF - Hôpital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola
Avenue J.-J Crocq 15

1020 Brussels (Laeken)

Telephone: 02 477 33 11

Fax: 02 477 23 99

CHU Brugmann - Site Reine Astrid

Rue Bruyn 1

1120 Brussels (Neder-Over-Heembeek)

Telephone: 02 477 21 11

Fax: 02 477 20 13

The Belgian Red Cross has asked all eligible volunteers to go to collection centers across Wallonia in southern Belgium Tuesday and in the days to come. If you would like to give blood, contact the Belgian Red Cross Blood Service at 0800 92 245 free of charge. Use the Red Cross search engine to find your nearest blood transfusion center .

Anyone in good health between the ages of 18 and 65 can donate blood but only four times a year, according to the city of Brussels website. There are a number of other exceptions, too. People cannot give blood if they:

  • had a fever in the last 15 days
  • went to the dentist last week
  • underwent surgery in the past 4 months
  • underwent an endoscopy in the last 4 months
  • underwent acupuncture treatment with no disposable material in the past 4 months
  • traveled outside Europe in the last 6 months
  • changed a sexual partner in the past 6 months
  • had a tattoo or piercing in the last 4 months
  • gave birth, breastfed or had a miscarriage in the past 6 months
  • had a blood transfusion in the last 4 months.

If you are unable to donate blood or are located outside Belgium, there are still ways to offer support to the victims of Tuesday’s deadly attacks. As in the wake of the November terrorist attacks in Paris, people around the world are sharing messages of solidarity and support on social media using the trending hashtags #PrayForBelgium, #PrayForBrussels, #PrayersForBrussels, #JeSuisBruxelles, #JeSuisBelge and #PrayForPeace.