We tend to trust nurses and doctors. Especially deferring to their expertise in the area of surgery… but should we?
My aunt is scheduled for a total hip replacement. We requested that I be able to donate blood ahead of time should she need a transfusion.
We were told “We are sorry, but the Red Cross no longer offers that service.
Well, I called the Red Cross. They absolutely do! – Its called the Directed Donations Program. Their # is 800-634-9069. SpecialCollection@redcross.org is the email contact to request the donation form.
The process takes 10 days. Your physician/surgeon must write a script and send it to the local Red Cross Chapter. You then go in and donate. It is marked for the specific surgery and sent over at that time.
Whether or not the mRNA covid vaccine remains an issue in donated blood is honestly anyone’s guess. I personally wouldn’t chance it.
Whether this was ignorance on the part of the hospital staff in simply not knowing the program was available (I prefer to think this) or if it was malicious part of the depopulation program, I have no way of knowing… Either way it needs to be more widely known.
Please share this info.