Blood dontion and COVID-19
During the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic declared by the World Health Organization, the health of donors and recipients remain an important task for the Blood Service.
All measures, such as sanitizing, ventilation, mask regime, additional examinations of medical personnel to counteract the spread of coronavirus have been strengthened at stations and in blood transfusion offices. The latest data on the situation with COVID-19 in Russia and the world are available on the web site стопкоронавирус.рф.
However, blood is always needed to preserve life and to improve the quality of health, regardless of the pandemic. The key to success in providing the state with donor blood is in the regularity of procurement, the formation of plenty regular donors and the constant replenishment of newcomers.
“We kindly ask if you feel healthy, please not to refuse from the blood donation and coordinate visits with the needs of Blood service in your region. For your help, there is the donor traffic light on the portal of the Blood Services - https://yadonor.ru/donorstvo/gde-sdat/map-lights” – from the statement of the National Health Development Fund.
During your visit the Blood Service, it is recommended to take usual precautions in crowded places at the time of infectious diseases: wash (disinfect) hands more often, do not touch exposed surfaces (door handles, elevator buttons, etc.) with unprotected hands - use gloves, disposable wipes; try not to touch the face, use medical masks. Read more about preventive measures on the websites of the Ministry of Health and Rospotrebnadzor.
“At this difficult time, patients who are preparing for planned surgical operations, labor, patients with certain diseases, including blood diseases still need blood and its components. The responsible donor plans donations and gives blood in accordance with the needs of the Blood Services, which during a pandemic cannot be moved away. Together we will help people stay healthy!” – from the statement of The National Health Development Fund.
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