13 April 2020
HealthDay Reports: FDA Tackles Questions About Blood Donation, Face Masks During Pandemic
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is answering some of your biggest questions about the coronavirus pandemic.
FDA Tackles Questions About Blood Donation, Face Masks During Pandemic
MONDAY, April 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It is safe to donate blood during the coronavirus pandemic? Do cloth face masks offer meaningful protection against COVID-19?
These are among the questions Americans are asking, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the agency is offering some answers.
A number of measures are being taken to protect the nation's blood supply, according to the FDA. Blood donors must be healthy and feel well on the day of donation. Routine donor screening should prevent people with respiratory infections from donating blood.