That’s the message from Canadian Blood Services associate director of donor relations Jennifer Dareichuk, who says that Manitoba is experiencing a shortage of blood donations in light of the coronavirus crisis.
Lanette Siragusa says as far as blood donations, many people called in yesterday after the press conference to donate. She says the health system isn’t at a crisis point for blood donations just yet — but there still is a need to people to keep donating. #glbwpg
As of Monday, anyone who has been asked by public health officials to place themselves under observation or self-quarantine is not allowed to donate for 14 days.
Anyone with a case or suspected case in their household will, similarly, need to wait 14 days after the infected person’s recovery before donating blood, and anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 is barred from donating until 56 days after full recovery.