Updated COVID-19 Deferral Information
LifeServe Blood Center is staying on top of COVID-19 recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to assure the safety of our blood donors, volunteers, team members, hospital partners, and the community blood supply.
COVID-19 can often be mistaken as a common cold. Symptoms can include runny nose, cough, sore throat, and sometimes an accompanying fever. COVID-19 is spread from an infected person to others through:
- The air by coughing and sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
To ensure the safety of the community blood supply, LifeServe Blood Center has updated our precautionary steps against COVID-19. Donors should refrain from giving blood for 28 days if in the past 14 days:
- Donor has been diagnosed with COVID-19
- Donor is suspected of having COVID-19
- Donor has had close contact with someone who was diagnosed with or has been tested for COVID-19 due to symptoms or exposure and has not received a negative test result in the past 14 days and appropriate PPE was not used.
Thank you for keeping our blood supply safe!