AABB Releases FAQ Sheet on Blood Donation Following COVID-19 Vaccination

By Drew Case posted 05-04-2021 07:46 AM


AABB created a fact sheet to address frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to COVID-19 blood donation and transfusion for donors, clinicians and patients. The document clarifies that there is no deferral period for donors who have received a COVID-19 vaccine and that the three vaccines authorized in the United States present no risk to the blood supply. The document also provides useful information to help health care providers respond in the event that a patient requiring a blood transfusion requests blood from a nonvaccinated person.