Unprecedented decision: People vaccinated against covid are forbidden to donate blood. What country is it all about?

As vaccination campaigns continue in Europe, the United States and most parts of the world, with people hoping that the problems caused by covid-19 – with patients who have ended up in hospital in serious condition, people who have lost their lives killed by the new coronavirus – but also with countless traffic restrictions, which generated undesirable effects not only socially but also economically, we found out about an unprecedented decision.

Namely, the fact that Japan has become the first country in the world to ban both donation and blood transfer in the case of people vaccinated against covid-19, according to puterea.ro.

The donation of blood by the vaccinated persons is in the analysis of the specialists, from what was transmitted on the website of the Red Cross Society of Japan. Everything is considered, even the criteria for accepting blood donations.

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your understanding and cooperation in blood donation. Regarding the acceptance criteria for blood donation for those who have been vaccinated against the new coronavirus, we are in the process of evaluating and possibly considering this possibility in our country, so please understand that we will refrain from donating blood until the criteria are established.

Thank you for your cooperation. In addition, the standard will be decided until the start of vaccination for the general public and, once decided, we will inform you on the site again. We look forward to your continued support in the future.” it was stated in a message posted on the official website of the Japanese Red Cross Society, according to the quoted source.

UPDATE: According to the latest information on the Japanese Red Cross website, the ban on blood donation or transfer from those vaccinated is for a period of 48 hours after vaccination, not permanent.


June 19, 2021



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