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Does the coronavirus have any impact on being able to give blood?

Great question! The coronavirus has had no direct impact on Versiti – Blood Center of Wisconsin blood drives. No staff member or blood donor has had contact with the virus. Blood drives are safe. The donation process itself poses no risk of infecting a donor with coronavirus. Coronavirus is not known to infect patients through blood transfusions.

The Blood Center of Wisconsin is asking donors who have travelled to China, Iran, South Korea or Italy, to self-defer from donation for 28 days from their date of return.