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Appeal for blood donation and new measures implemented by Macao Blood Transfusion Service in response to the COVID-19 epidemic

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic the Macao Blood Transfusion Service of Macao Health Bureau will defer donations from the following individuals for 28 days to ensure blood safety.

1. Individuals who have recently travelled to any region outside of Macao excluding Mainland China (for 28 days after leaving these regions).

2. Individuals who have had direct contact with a person 2 days before the appearance of symptoms or with symptoms of infection that was confirmed as a COVID-19 infection.

Individuals who have been confirmed with COVID-19 may donate blood 28 days after convalescence. If a blood donor develops fever, cough, fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea and other symptoms within 28 days after blood donation, the blood donors should immediately contact the Macao Blood Transfusion Service at 2828 6699 during office hours or 2875 2521 (answering machine) during off hours and should seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Macao Blood Transfusion Service
July 2020