FILES AND FRIENDS AIMODOTES WITH AFORMI INVALID AND ANAKRIVEIS RUMORS AND AN PARAFILOLOGIA observed in social media PAST DAYS REFERRED TO NON ABILITY OF BLOOD DONOR TO AIMADOTISOUN IF vaccinated AGAINST COVID-19 sets forth the precise and TEKMAIRAIOMENI VIEW OF THE CENTER FOR THIS ISSUE.
Blood Donation and Vaccinations against COVID-19
The Blood Center informs blood donors that the COVID-19 vaccine does not adversely affect the safety and quality of blood products and does not pose any risk to the health of the blood donor and the transfused patient..
Based on regular recommendations of the bodies responsible for blood, all vaccines, regardless of which virus they are related to, have a short period of temporary exclusion from blood donation. This period, in all cases of vaccination, determined by the type of vaccine. That's why in the blood donor questionnaire, has been around for many years, point at which the blood donor is asked if the latter have been vaccinated 28 days.
The same data apply in the case of COVID-19 vaccinations. More specifically:
– Vaccination with Pfizer / BioNTech or Moderna formulation: Temporary exclusion 7 days after each dose.
– Vaccination with AstraZeneca or Johnson preparation&Johnson: Temporary exclusion 28 days after each dose.
The last days, a strong paraphilology is observed, especially on social media, stating that anyone vaccinated against COVID-19 can not donate blood again in their lifetime and that the blood of vaccinated blood donors poses a risk to the health of unvaccinated patients. These allegations are non-existent and seem to have negatively affected the psychology of blood donors., causing an impact on their blood supply rates. The Blood Center categorically denies these rumors.
Vaccination is the only option "to have our lives back". At the same time, blood donation is the only option for our patients who need a transfusion "to have their lives back"., since blood cannot be prepared and has no substitute.
For this very reason, blood donation should be excluded from any scientifically unsubstantiated paraphilology, which can damage this sacred institution, in which our country is a pioneer throughout time.
We call on our proud blood donors to continue their blood donation, observing the short intervals of temporary exclusions mentioned above.
The message of the Blood Center is clear: Do not let the transfusion chain break. Answer our call. We will succeed together.
Warm request, read and share the above, for the information of all blood donors.