Are you screening blood samples for coronavirus?

There have been no reported cases of transfusion-transmission of COVID-19 anywhere in the world, and for this reason we do not need to routinely test blood donors for coronavirus and we can rely on our strict screening processes.

We also don’t allow people who are unwell to donate blood. If a donor became unwell with coronavirus within 48 hours after donating blood and it had been transfused to a patient we would test the blood for coronavirus as a precaution. This hasn’t been necessary to date.