Every person that donates blood to the Red Cross is required to read and answer an extensive list of questions designed to filter out those whose blood is considered ineligible for donation.
For the past 2 years, they have NOT been screening for the Covid-19 vaccine. The techs may ask, but the screening questions have not. They have been regularly accepting blood donations from vaxxed and unvaxxed alike (I am not referring to plasma donations. I am referring exclusively to blood donations).
Here are some screen shots from the questions
Their “Medication Deferral” list now includes “experimental vaccines”. That’s a question that applies to any and all experimental vaccines, but I find it interesting that it’s NOW being included in the list of medications:
They test ALL blood donations before entering them into the blood supply, but it’s interesting that they have completely stopped screening for Covid-19 antibodies and are now shifting their focus on the vaccines.
It will be interesting to see how this develops over the next year or so, but for now, they are actively including the Covid-19 vaccine among their questions to identify those whose blood is not eligible for donation.