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Thread: American Red Cross report, on blood donors

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    Pillar of the Community margaret's Avatar
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    Default American Red Cross report, on blood donors

    American Red Cross: Vaccinated people cannot donate blood, because the vaccine completely destroys their natural antibodies.

    Whatever next! You don't hear this on mainstream news . Can't keep up with all of this.

    American Red Cross: Vaccinated people cannot donate blood, because the vaccine completely destroys their natural antibodies.

    Last edited by margaret; 08-07-2021 at 08:50 PM.
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    I'm not sure that this is true, Margaret. The US is currently experiencing a blood shortage. From the American RedCross site...

    COVID-19 Vaccine and Blood Donor Eligibility Information

    The Red Cross is following FDA blood donation eligibility guidance for those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination, and deferral times may vary depending on the type of vaccine an individual receives. If you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll need to provide the manufacturer name when you come to donate. Upon vaccination, you should receive a card or printout indicating what COVID-19 vaccine was received, and we encourage you to bring that card with you to your next donation. 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 an 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 (1-800-733-2767).
    Of course, just because they're taking it doesn't mean that they will use it.
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    Administrator Lex's Avatar
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    I'm going to take that with a pinch of salt - I booked a blood donation last week, and my application was accepted even though I'd (at that point) had my 1st vaccine jab.


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