Covid-19 Response

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Blood Donation & The COVID-19 Vaccine

There is no deferral period for donors who have been vaccinated with the currently approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines (i.e., Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax).

Masks/Face Coverings Are Optional

LifeStream Blood Bank has lifted the mask requirement. Mask-wearing is optional for donors, employees and volunteers at all LifeStream facilities.

COVID-19 & Blood Donation

Donors who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who had COVID-19 symptoms–may donate after at least 10 days of complete symptom resolution. Donors who had a positive COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test (e.g. PCR or antigen test) but had no symptoms–may donate at least 10 days after the date of the positive test.

Notice to donors – do NOT give blood IF:
  • You have had a fever, chills, new loss of smell or taste, cough, body aches, fatigue, or sore throat in the last 48 hours.
  • You have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
  • You are currently waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test because you felt sick or were exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • You have reason to believe you might be sick with COVID-19.

Steps YOU Can Take

Actions you can take to keep safe, according to the CDC:
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and avoid hand to face contact, a primary mechanism of transmission.
  • Clean work surfaces in accordance with established infection control procedures.
  • Practice social distancing when possible.
  • Self-quarantine after caring for someone who is sick.
  • Stay home when experiencing symptoms of illness.
  • Use good cough etiquette; cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.