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Guidelines in relation to Covid-19

The National Blood Transfusion Service would like to encourage those persons who are healthy to keep on coming to donate blood as hospital patients are still relying on your lifesaving donations.  
The department would like all donors to follow the below rules:-
  • when coming to donate blood we advise that you come unaccompanied if possible
  • to avoid lots of people in one place we advise that if a donor is accompanied by someone else this person is encouraged to stay outside the donation centre or blood mobile unit
  • donors are asked to answer questions with regards to COVID-19
  • as usual it is the responsibility of the donor to be honest when answering such questions so that they will not compromise others health
  • the Blood Donation Centre also the Blood Mobile Unit are both clean and up to standards
  • your health is not compromised when you donate blood
  • the National Blood Transfusion Department and the Blood Mobile Unit are not the places were one can be checked for COVID-19
  • please do not come to department or blood mobile unit if you feel unwell

  • Restrictions in relation to Covid-19
    Please do not come to donate blood if:-

  • Arrived from travel during the last 14 days
  • Living in the same households with anyone who arrive from travel during the last 14 days
  • Have Symptoms of (whether you have travelled or not):
  • cold, 
  • fever, 
  • cough,
  • sore throat,
  • fatigue,
  • any respiratory illness
  • There is anyone in the household who has symptoms of a cold, cough, fever and all the above
  • You are in Quarantine

As always all donors are encouraged to check their eligibility to donate before attending to donate blood.
For more information on eligibility click here​