No, any mRNA from the vaccine that is in the blood is broken down within a few hours after vaccination and our donor eligibility criteria is strict. Anyone who has had the Pfizer vaccine will need to:
- stand down for 12 hours (recommended)
- make sure there is no inflammation or infection at the injection site
- is not experiencing any side effects e.g. rash, headache, muscle fatigue, fever
Yes, antibodies may be transmitted if the donor was producing antibodies at the time of donation. But it is in such small quantities that it will be ineffective in fighting the virus, and it will not prompt your immune system to create the same antibodies.
Any COVID-19 vaccine in the donor’s blood is broken down within a few hours after the injection, and we recommend a minimum stand down period of 12 hours, so we are comfortable that any blood, plasma and platelets donations will not contain the vaccine. The spike protein is not released into the bloodstream, so it isn’t present in blood donations. There is also no scientific evidence raising concerns about the safety of post-vaccination blood donations.
We recommend you speak to your specialist or doctor about any concerns you may have about blood transfusions.
No, please wait and only donate once you have been cleared of any possible infection.
You can contact the health professional who administered the vaccine and request a record. If you do not know what vaccine received, then you will need to wait 28 days from the date of your last vaccination before you can donate.
The spike protein does not enter the blood. It is pushed to the surface of the cells, primarily muscle cells, that have made the protein and it stays there. The immune system can see the spike protein on the cell surface and starts making antibodies. The spike protein remains on the cell surface for up to two weeks.
No, we cannot separate vaccinated donations from non-vaccinated but since any mRNA from the COVID-19 vaccine in the donor’s blood is broken down within a few hours after the injection there is no risk of the vaccine being present in any blood or blood products ready for transfusion. Similarly, the spike protein is not released into the bloodstream by the body. As a result, there is nothing in the blood donation from the vaccine. ~~~~> Thanks, I've learnt Nothing !