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NIH Issues Research Findings Showing Blood Donations Are Safe Under Current COVID-19 Screening Guidelines

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued research findings showing that blood donations are safe under current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) screening guidelines.  NIH notes that after reviewing test results for the presence of COVID-19 in thousands of blood donations across the country, researchers found no reason to alter the current blood donor screening practices that are in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  To read the NIH announcement and summary of the research findings on COVID-19 and blood donations, use the link below.