Is coronavirus (COVID-19) a threat to the safety of Australia’s blood supply?

No. Lifeblood is ensuring Australia’s blood supply remains one of the safest and reliable in the world through a range of measures.

There have been no reported cases of transfusion-transmission of COVID-19 anywhere in the world, and there is now increasing scientific evidence that the risk of this occurring is extremely low, if it occurs at all.

Donating blood remains an essential activity. There are still patients in hospital who need blood and are relying on people to continue making these generous donations. 

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