The UK Transfusion Services have issued new guidance for donors who have had a Covid-19 vaccination.
From 17th December 2020:
- If you've had the vaccine as part of the UK vaccination programme, you can give blood 7 days after your jab. You also have to be recovered from any reaction to the vaccine.
- If you've had a vaccine as part of a clinical trial you might have to wait longer to donate. Please get in touch with us to find out.
- If you’ve got a blood donation appointment booked before your vaccination appointment, you can still come to donate.
If you've got a date for your vaccination, please don’t delay it in order to give blood – we'll be happy to wait a little longer for your donation. Just let us know by calling 0345 90 90 999 if you need to cancel your blood donation appointment.
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