BHB Public Advisory: Donating blood and COVID-19

Wednesday 18 March 2020: The Bermuda Blood Donor Centre is accepting blood donations and encourages members of the public, who can, to donate.

Some restrictions have been added due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Persons should not donate if, in the 28 days before they donate, they have:

  • Travelled to an area with an outbreak of COVID-19
  • Lived with an individual(s) diagnosed with or suspected of being infected with COVID-19

Anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 is not allowed to donate until 56 days after they have made a full recovery from the illness.

Donating blood in Bermuda continues to be safe. Our robust cleaning and infection-control practices protect all donors, staff and volunteers. We carefully screen all prospective donors for any symptoms of illness, including very mild ones. This is done during both appointment booking and on arrival at the donor centre. Those with any symptoms are not allowed to donate blood.

Our screening measures are evolving in line with public health recommendations and the changing dynamics of the COVID-19 outbreak. If you want to donate and have recently traveled outside of Bermuda please call 236 5067 to determine your eligibility and book an appointment.

We encourage the public to share the flyer below.

It’s safe to donate- flyer Mar 2020

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The Bermuda Hospitals Board is a quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisation) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. At the heart of both organisations is high-quality care to all patients.

With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda's second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world's leading specialist hospitals.

For more information, please visit www.bermudahospitals.bm or contact the Bermuda Hospitals Board Public Relations Department at publicrelations@bhb.bm.