Safety of Australia's blood supply

Find out how Lifeblood is ensuring Australia’s blood supply remains one of the safest and reliable in the world.

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 don’t allow people who are unwell to donate blood and COVID-19 is not considered a transfusion-transmissible disease.
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.
We have a dedicated working group of experts who have been closely monitoring global developments since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and advising any specific actions. You can find information in these FAQs about what measures we have taken. Our donor centres remain places of wellness. We encourage people who are able to donate blood or plasma to continue to support the one in three… Read More
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.… Read More