Red Cross Australia has confirmed that Covid inoculated donors are able to donate blood if they have not had any side effects after a mRNA jab.
“Although we strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination for all donors and employees, donors do not have to be vaccinated to donate blood,” a spokeswoman said.
“Donors need to wait at least three days after each COVID-19 vaccination to make sure they have had no side effects and are feeling healthy and well on the day of donation.
“Donors always need to feel well on the day they donate.
“If someone has received a COVID-19 vaccination outside of Australia, they can call us to discuss it.”
Should an un-vaccinated patient need a blood transfusion, the ethical issues herein are mind boggling.
What are the long term effects of a transfusion for the un-vaccinated?