Blood donors against Enrico Montesano. On his Facebook profile, the comedian said he learned from an Avis source that the blood of vaccinated donors coagulated and therefore the bags were eliminated. According to Montesano, the unvaccinated are therefore useful because they are the only ones who could donate. The response of the associations that deal with coping with the lack of blood is dry. “The vaccinated people can safely donate it and the bags taken from those who are immunized are used in recent months for transfusions without any difference with the others”, reiterated the National Blood Center (Cns).
Per Gianpietro Briola dell’Notice these are “statements that are dangerous to public health and detrimental to the commitment of the association and donors. Donating blood after receiving the Covid vaccine does not involve any risk either for the donor himself or for the patients to whom it is transfused”.
And he points out, Vincenzo De Angelis director of Cns “It is very serious to spread false information on blood donation, especially on the eve of a period like the summer, in which historically there are shortages”. “There is no difference between the blood of vaccinated and unvaccinated, both – he notes – save lives every day, and indeed we hope that more and more donors are immunized, it would be a further sign of progress in the fight against the virus. “.
The rules for vaccinated donors, recalls the Cns, are decided in accordance with European regulations and with the indications of the European Center for Disease Control (Ecdc). “Asymptomatic subjects vaccinated with inactivated viruses, vaccines that do not contain live agents or recombinant vaccines (ie all vaccines currently in use in Italy) can be accepted for donation of blood and blood components after at least 48 hours from each vaccination episode”.