Edited Press Release from American Red Cross
This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood remains. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointment now. But what about those who’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine – can they donate?
As long as donors are symptom-free, feeling well and can provide the vaccine manufacturer’s name, there’s no waiting period required after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine currently authorized in the U.S. Additional blood donation eligibility information is available at RedCrossBlood.org/Eligibility.
Several American Red Cross Blood Drives are coming up in May in the Region, including Branson ( First Presbyterian Church 5/3, Radisson Hotel 5/11), Forsyth (Elks Lodge 5/10), Cassville (Arvest Bank 5/3), and Ozark (Ozark Community Center 5/13).