FACT CHECK-Yes, vaccinated people can donate blood.

05/07/2021 10:11 AM | Anonymous

Good news – In most cases, there’s no blood donation deferral time if you receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, knowing the name of the manufacturer is important in determining your eligibility to donate blood.

Individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine will need to provide the manufacturer name when they donate. Upon vaccination, individuals will receive a card or printout indicating what COVID-19 vaccine was received, and we encourage vaccinated people to bring that card with them to their next donation. In most cases, there is no deferral time for individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they are symptom free and feeling well at the time of donation.  

The following eligibility guidelines apply to each COVID-19 vaccine received, including second doses:

  • There is no deferral time for eligible blood donors who have received a COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized in the U.S. including J&J, Moderna and Pfizer.
  • Eligible blood donors who do not know what type of COVID-19 vaccine they received must wait two weeks before giving blood.
  • If you have further eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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