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Blood Donation and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 UPDATES 

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UPDATE 2-3-21

Appointments Required. Safety measures are in place. 

We are temporarily deferring donors for out-of-state travel. This includes travel to Baja, Mexico. If you traveled outside of California in the last 28 days, please reschedule.

BLOOD DONATION: Please make an appointment to donate blood.
ANTIBODY TESTING: Starting Oct 26, all blood donations will be tested for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. Learn more
CONVALESCENT PLASMA: Recovered COVID-19 patients can donate plasma to support patients fighting COVID-19. Learn more.
COVID-19 VACCINATION: Starting Jan 15, the following COVID-19 vaccines are permitted without a deferral period: AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Novavax and Pfizer. Learn more.


For questions related to blood donation and COVID-19, including a full list of travel and exposure deferrals, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.  

  • If you have an appointment, please allow extra time as we have implemented new screening and enhanced cleaning processes.
     
  • If you have seasonal allergies, please donate when you are not experiencing symptoms. We are currently deferring anyone with symptoms shared with COVID-19.
     
  • If donors cared for, lived with or otherwise have had close contact with an individual(s) diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 infection, they are deferred for 28 days (4 weeks) from the last date of exposure with the individual(s). Healthcare workersplease review our vaccine FAQs.
     
  • All donors who have been diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 are deferred for 4 weeks from the date the symptoms resolved.
     
  • The following COVID-19 vaccines are permitted without a deferral period: AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Novavax and Pfizer. If you are unsure of the name of the COVID-19 vaccine or it is not listed, you will be deferred from donation for 14 days.

To make an appointment, visit scbloodbank.org/donate, Donors must be 17 years or older, weigh a minimum of 114 pounds, and be in general good health.











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