A nurse collects samples at a blood donation centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. File photo: Reuters A nurse collects samples at a blood donation centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. File photo: Reuters
A nurse collects samples at a blood donation centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. File photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: from Europe to Asia, alarming drop in blood donations as more get vaccinated

  • Many countries don’t allow people who have just been vaccinated to give blood, as well as banning those in recovery from Covid-19
  • Recurrent waves of infections and extension of lockdowns have started taking a bigger toll on donations, menacing urgent operations

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A nurse collects samples at a blood donation centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. File photo: Reuters A nurse collects samples at a blood donation centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. File photo: Reuters
A nurse collects samples at a blood donation centre in Lausanne, Switzerland. File photo: Reuters
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