Lol you boomer hicks dont donate blood
Just wait a couple years to find out what they discover by then
The Red Cross is following FDA blood donation eligibility guidance for those who receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Deferral times for donations may vary depending on which brand of vaccine you received. If you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll need to provide the manufacturer name when you come to donate. In most cases, there is no deferral time for individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they are symptom-free and feeling well at the time of donation.
The following eligibility guidelines apply to each COVID-19 vaccine received, including boosters: There is no deferral time for eligible blood donors who are vaccinated with a non-replicating inactivated or RNA-based COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, Janssen/J&J, Moderna, Novavax, or Pfizer.
Eligible blood donors who received a live attenuated COVID-19 vaccine or do not know what type of COVID-19 vaccine they received must wait two weeks before giving blood.
If you have an appointment scheduled and need to change your donation date based on the above guidance, click here.
If you have further eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS. Regardless, of the type of vaccine an individual receives, all donors must be symptom-free and feeling well at the time of donation. If an individual is experiencing any symptoms from the COVID-19 vaccine, the Red Cross asks that they postpone their donation until they are feeling better.
When you receive your COVID-19 vaccination, make sure you receive a handout with information about the vaccine, including the name of the manufacturer. It is encouraged to bring this information with you to your donation appointment.
The FDA allows people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine to donate dedicated COVID-19 convalescent plasma within six months of their infection of the virus, based on data that antibodies from natural infection can decline after six months however, the Red Cross has discontinued our convalescent plasma collection program.
Throughout the pandemic, the American Red Cross has adapted its collection of lifesaving blood products to meet the needs of all patients—including those battling COVID-19. Currently, our primary efforts are the prioritized expansion of red blood cell and platelet collections to meet surging hospital demand and have discontinued our convalescent plasma program. We will continue to monitor the situation in the context of emerging information, evolution of the pandemic and hospital demand to determine if we should resume our convalescent plasma program in the future.
The Red Cross is grateful to the tens of thousands of convalescent plasma donors who rolled up their sleeves to share their health and provide hope to patients and their families during an uncertain time.
The Red Cross is committed to the safety of donors, staff, and volunteers. We only collect blood from donors who are healthy and symptom-free. No matter which COVID-19 vaccine you receive, please do not present to donate unless you are symptom-free and feeling well. Mild side effects can occur after the administration of vaccines of any type, although they usually disappear within a few days. If you experience any side effects, please wait to donate until you are feeling well.
To ensure everyone’s safety, the Red Cross is taking additional safety precautions during the pandemic including:
- Donor and staff temperature checks before entering drives
- All donors and staff required to wear a face covering or mask in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Following social distancing practices in waiting and refreshment areas as well as spacing beds 6 feet apart where possible
- Wiping down donor-touched areas and enhanced disinfecting of surfaces and equipment
- Having hand sanitizer readily available
- Wearing gloves and changing them often
- Using sterile collection sets
- Using aseptic scrubs on arms
- Laundering blankets used by donors and encouraging donors to bring their own (electric blankets and heating pads not permitted)
- Conducting mini-physicals to ensure donor health
Red Cross volunteer donors provide nearly 40% of the country’s blood and blood components, yet only about 3% of age-eligible people donate blood yearly, which means supply can’t always meet demand. Every donation helps meet patient needs. If you are healthy and well, please schedule your blood donation appointment today.
For more information about making a blood donation if you receive a COVID-19 vaccination, download the COVID-19 Vaccination and Blood Donation guide.
It’s plasma as opposed to blood donations. But that sucks anyway. I have to believe g the heir is a time wait involved