Coronavirus: from Europe to Asia, alarming drop in blood donations as more get vaccinated


From Seoul to Paris, and Moscow to Bangkok, concerned citizens are lining up for shots as Covid-19 case numbers swell. That may ease pressure on stretched hospitals around the world, but with it comes a hangover – a severe shortage of blood donors.A number of countries don’t allow people who have just been vaccinated to give blood, as well as banning those in recovery from coronavirus. With others simply staying home as new infections rise, doctors say donor pools have shrunk to alarmingly low…

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