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Red Cross Latest Vaxed Donor Requirements

Newest Red Cross Donor Eligibility Rules
Should Frighten Everyone Who Cares
About Their Health And Their Future


COVID-19 Vaccine and Blood Donor Eligibility Information

The Red Cross is following FDA blood donation eligibility guidance for those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination, and deferral times may vary depending on the type of vaccine an individual receives.  If you've received a COVID-19 vaccine, you'll need to provide the manufacturer name when you come to donate. 

Upon vaccination, you should receive a card or printout indicating what COVID-19 vaccine was received, and we encourage you to bring that card with you to your 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 boosters:

  • There is no deferral time for eligible blood donors who are vaccinated with an inactivated or RNA based COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, Janssen/J&J, Moderna, Novavax, or Pfizer.  
  • Eligible blood donors who received a live attenuated COVID-19 vaccine or do not know what type of COVID-19 vaccine they received must wait two weeks before giving blood.
  • If you have an appointment scheduled and need to change your donation date based on the above guidance,  click here .
  • If you have further eligibility questions, please call 1-800-RED CROSS ( 1-800-733-2767 ).

Please note - The Red Cross, as an organization, is not a healthcare provider and is not administering COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. However, Red Cross volunteers who are medical professionals may work with local authorities to help give vaccinations if their state licenses permit them to do so. In addition, Red Cross teams are currently helping to vaccinate U.S. service members on bases around the world.

From:   https://www.redcrossblood. org/donate-blood/dlp/ coronavirus--covid-19--and- blood-donation.html