Giampietro Briola, national president of Avis (Italian Blood Volunteers Association), denied the fake news on the alleged impossibility of donating blood by those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
“There absolutely isn’t no contraindication to blood donation by people vaccinated against Covid-19. Indeed, with the plasma of the vaccinated, rich in antibodies, it is possible to obtain immunoglobulins that can be used in the form of drugs for patients in the initial phase, or as a prophylaxis. So it’s an even more specific donation. I absolutely am fake news and the invitation is that all come to donate blood by not listening to these nonsense“said Briola.
Speaking to ON.E., the Days of Hematology and Oncohematology organized by Koncept and Ail Firenze, he also talked about donations during the pandemic, explaining: “we had some difficulties at the beginning then solved because we reorganized the system. Last year we had a 2% drop in plasma and 6% in donations, but also the hospital activity was reduced and therefore there was a lower need. In fact, the donors have responded very well. “