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Blood Service cares about the safety of blood donors even in exceptional circumstances

9/28/2020 16:00

It's safe to come to blood donation even during the coronavirus pandemic. Th precautionary measures taken into use last spring have protected well both our blood donators and staff. Read more about a safe blood donation visit.

​We continue to care about the safety of blood donors even in exceptional circumstances:

• Blood Service donation sites are open for donors who have booked an appointment. Donors without an appointment are welcomed if there are available donor times and safe social distancing can be maintained. The nurse will make the decision.

• Restrictions will be in place to limit the number of people attending the blood service point at the same time.

• We advise that a distance of at least 1-2 metres should be kept from other donors attending the blood service point.

• Blood donors are immediately checked upon arrival to confirm that they do not have any flu-like symptoms. During the pandemic you will not be able to donate if you have symptoms of hay fever. If your allergy is asymptomatic due to medication, you are welcome.

• If you were diagnosed with COVID-19, you need to wait at least 28 days before donating blood after the recovery.

• Each donor is directed to wash or disinfect their hands upon arrival.

• Face masks and protective gloves must be removed when you arrive at the donation session.

• We have increased the level of cleaning at our premises and our staff have been instructed to stay at home if they have any flu-like symptoms.

• Travelling abroad may cause a temporary deferral from blood donation. All current travel restrictions are displayed here.

Details on the current blood service points, our booking system and more information can be found on our website.