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To view the latest frequently asked questions regarding blood donation and the COVID-19 vaccine, click below.
LifeStream Blood Bank has lifted the mask requirement for donors only. Mask-wearing is optional for donors at all LifeStream facilities. Our employees and volunteers will continue to wear face coverings until further notice.
Only healthy people can give blood. In light of emerging information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), LifeStream is constantly updating our eligibility criteria as new information emerges from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and blood bank industry leaders. Please visit our website for the latest donation eligibility information: https://www.lstream.org/covid-19/
We are sharing the latest information about COVID-19 with our donors and the public via our website, various communications (like email, text, phone calls) and social media.
Yes! We ask you to keep your commitment to donate blood as long as you are feeling healthy and meet all other eligibility requirements the day you donate, including those related to COVID-19.
As hospitals are beginning to resume more “normal” activities, the need for blood has already begun to increase. Hospital patients rely on blood donors every day. There is no other source for lifesaving blood.
It is vital we keep our blood supply strong. Blood has a short shelf life and must be continually replenished.
COVID-19 continues to pose no known risk to patients receiving blood transfusions. There are no reported cases of transmission of this virus via blood transfusion.
No cases of transfusion-transmission were ever reported for the other two coronaviruses that emerged during the past two decades (SARS and MERS-CoV).
Blood donation does not impact or weaken a donor’s immune system.
No. There currently is no test available for blood donations that screens for COVID-19 and the virus that causes it. If you are not feeling well, please do not donate; LifeStream does NOT test for COVID-19.
Please contact us immediately at the phone number listed on your post-donation instructions.
Masks are optional for employees and volunteers.
We are deeply appreciative of those who support the critical public health need of a safe and available blood supply. The health and safety of our blood donors is paramount.