Anyone who is not showing any symptoms of COVID-19 currently or has not had any illness recently, or has not come in contact with a patient of COVID 19, can donate blood.
Medical facilities have been overwhelmed ever since the Covid-19 outbreak began. The lockdown that was aimed to curb the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reduce the burden on health care units has also seen a reduction in the number of blood donors. The coronavirus outbreak has caused unprecedented challenges to the blood bank supply. According to Indian Red Cross Society’s weekly update as of June 4, blood units collected were 99 while united issues were 216.