Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86 - Human health activities

200 - 250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 December 2010
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2011
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


On 16 December 2010, the management of the French national blood donation service (Etablissement français du sang) presented a restructuring plan affecting at least 200 jobs. The plan outlines that in 2011 management want to merge the service's 14 regional laboratories into four centres based in Lille, Angers, Annecy and Montpellier. These units currently carry out blood matching work and check the health of blood that is collected. According to the trade union the result will be a loss of between 200 and 220 jobs (out of 400 in this sector). However management have explained that the company intends to avoid compulsory redundancies or internal transfers.



Eurofound (2010), Etablissement Français du sang, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 71321, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71321.