As of now, “At least 262,908,216 people or 79% of the population have received at least one dose.” That means 21% of the US population are completely unvaccinated, by choice. It also means that 21% of the population are concerned about the possibility of being contaminated with vaccinated blood. Let’s see what possible solutions exist for these concerns.
Should you be concerned? Are there risks?
This article from Johns Hopkins Medicine describes various risks – transfusions are never 100% risk-free.
One of the risks described is this:
“Viruses being transmitted. The viruses can include HIV or hepatitis. Blood goes through a very careful screening before blood transfusions. The risk of a virus being passed on is very low.”
This sounds very benign, but the actual risk before testing was quite high. In 1992 – after testing had begun: “While the screening tests are not perfect, the American Red Cross puts the odds nowadays for the average transfusion recipient contracting HIV at one in 45,000.” [1992 article] Currently, we are told transmission is very rare.
Dr Joseph Feldschuh [died 2017] wrote an entire book about the problems with the blood supply.
Currently, there is NO testing and NO screening and NO segregating and NO labeling of vaccinated blood for potentially transmissible factors that could harm the health of the recipient.
COVID-19 Vaccine and Blood Donor Eligibility Information:
“In most cases, there is no deferral time for individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they are symptom free and feeling well at the time of donation. The following eligibility guidelines apply to each COVID-19 vaccine received, including boosters: There is no deferral time for eligible blood donors who are vaccinated with an inactivated or RNA based COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, Janssen/J&J, Moderna, Novavax, or Pfizer.”
What’s the Big Deal? The Case History that Exemplifies What Could Go Wrong:
“On February 17, 2022, forty-five-day-old Baby Alex died of a clot so long it extended from his left knee to his heart.“
“They told us blood clots in babies are very rare, but blood thinners will just fix it. But that did not happen. The clot just continued to grow, and they had him on the highest amount of blood thinners they could legally give him, and it did nothing.”
Yes, I checked online, pre-vaccine dates, and babies do get blood clots occasionally – but perhaps not the kind described above.
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Messenger RNA sequences from the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were found in the blood of multiple individuals weeks after vaccination, according to a new study.
Researchers in Denmark analyzed samples from the vaccinated and detected partial or even full sequences of the messenger RNA (mRNA) following vaccination. The sequences were found as late as 28 days after vaccination, or the longest time period the study analyzed.
The findings mean that the mRNA, which is situated in lipid nanoparticles for deliverance into the body, lingers for much longer than authorities in the United States and elsewhere acknowledge.
(From Igor’s Newsletter on Substack)
Igor does a good job analyzing the study and explaining the results.
Igor’s article also looks at the bright side:
Despite debunking the myth of “vaccine staying at the injection site” and another myth of “vaccinated blood does not contain vaccine mRNA,” the study also shows that 98 samples out of 108 did NOT have vaccine mRNA detected. This means that while we should be upset about being lied to, most people who received Covid vaccines did not have their blood contaminated with the vaccine. Only a minority (a sizable one) did.
Can you find and get donated blood that has not been contaminated by the Covid vaccines?
You could ask friends and family who match your blood type, or are safe to combine with your blood type to make blood donations for your specific use.
“Directed Donations: A directed donation occurs when a patient’s ABO and Rh compatible family members and/or friends donate blood for his or her upcoming procedure. A patient must have his/her physician submit a Red Cross Special Collections Order form for the Red Cross to collect blood from the selected donors. Once a completed, signed form is received, a specialized scheduling team will contact the donors to arrange appointments at designated collection centers and shipment to participating transfusion services.”
Blood Bank Services
There are already a number of services trying to satisfy the demand for unvaccinated blood. I will list the ones I have found so far. I do have a personal reservation about using these services: since there is no testing available (that I know of – yet) that can be administered to the blood collected to ensure it is unvaccinated, how do we know that all the medical histories given are in fact truthful? Is it not possible for someone, for whatever reason, to lie about their vaccine status and donate their blood? Proceed at your own risk.
Here’s what Dr Peter McCullough has to say about it:
“While I understand that no unvaccinated person wants to receive mRNA by blood product donation, there are many reasons why such donors cannot be excluded from the blood supply: 1) there are no standardized assays for mRNA (or adenoviral DNA) or circulatory Spike protein (Novavax), 2) the duration of circulation is unknown, 3) the viability of mRNA in warm blood collection, specimen preparation including initial separation and washing, and storage is unknown, 4) the impact of blood filters during transfusion on mRNA is undetermined.”
“The proposed answer to these shortcomings is to develop a separate blood banking system based on unvaccinated donors. This is not feasible for the following reasons: 1) too few donors, only 17% of the adult US population is completely unvaccinated according to CDC, 2) no way to ascertain the truthfulness of unvaccinated status (no mRNA or Spike assays as above, 3) inability to safely cross match on critical red cell antigens with limited pool, 4) insufficient donors for pooled products (fresh frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate), 5) inadequate infrastructure to maintain massive transfusion protocols (packed red cells, fresh frozen plasma, platelets, cryoprecipitate, fibrinogen) in hospital blood banks for critical patients, 6) no interest or endorsement from national or regional blood banking systems.”
Here are the organizations I have found so far:
“We are in the process of setting up a team for the US and each state, which will establish the most feasible way to reach our goal, the free choice of blood (and blood donor).”
“Swiss naturopathic physician George Della Pietra believes that people worldwide should be free to choose whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine injection. He believes that the same should hold for those receiving transfusions with “vaccinated” blood.”
Pure Blood Registry
“Pure Blood Registry is an organization designed to unite like-minded members with a common goal within their local communities.”
“We serve as a network of blood donors providing trustworthy blood through donation contributions when our members find themselves in need.”
“We offer this life-saving service at no cost. The greater number of members join our community, the higher likelihood we’re able to save each other’s lives in times of need.”
“Unjected was founded with a goal to help us easier connect in a world of medical discrimination and censorship. We believe that we all have a lot in common when it comes to being conscious about our choices, and we think that there is great connections to be made when like-minded people like us are gathered in the same social space.”
Blessed By His Blood Cooperative
Can you be your own blood donor?
Autologous donations are blood donations that individuals give for their own use – for example, before a surgery.
Requirements for an Autologous Donation: Autologous donations require a Red Cross Special Collections Order form signed by your physician which serves as a prescription for this service. The order must be received by the Red Cross several weeks prior to the anticipated need.
Blood Donation Before Surgery
When faced with major surgery, you may have concerns about the risks of blood transfusions. One way to make it safer is with a preoperative autologous donation (PAD), in which your blood is collected before surgery and given back to you during or after surgery if you should happen to need it.
Excellent overview also in this article from the University of Rochester:
If you are having surgery that is scheduled several weeks in advance, you may be able to plan for an autologous blood transfusion. This is a transfusion in which you receive your own blood which was drawn before your surgery.
There are several benefits to receiving your own blood. There is no risk of reaction to foreign antigens. Since your body recognizes its own blood, it is readily accepted. There is also no possibility of disease being transmitted from the blood of another person.
An autologous blood transfusion is only possible when your surgery is planned well in advance. This is not an option for emergency surgery.
If you are planning a surgery, speak with your doctor about an autologous blood donation. Some hospitals facilitate these donations – I don’t think all of them do. You could search online for your “hospital name” and “autologous blood donation” and see if you get lucky.
Some independent services exist to facilitate these types of donations, you could search around your area online. In Florida, we have this one:
Also in Florida, BayCare hospital group offers autologous blood donations:
“Autologous donation. This is also called self-donation. For planned surgery, you can donate your own blood starting up to 6 weeks before surgery.”
I randomly found this service online, for Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois:
ImpactLife does not broadly encourage autologous donation. We facilitate its use among individuals who are having an elective operation that is very likely to require transfusion, despite use of other blood conservation measures, and for certain patients with very rare blood types for whom blood from the community supply may be very hard to find.
ADVANTAGES OF AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD DONATION
- There is no transmission of infectious diseases.
- It ensures blood type compatibility, which may be of special importance for some people with rare blood types.
- The risk of some kinds of transfusion reactions is reduced.
DISADVANTAGES OF AUTOLOGOUS BLOOD DONATION
- Just obtaining autologous blood increases the probability that you will need a blood transfusion compared to other patients, because you can develop anemia because of the autologous donation itself.
- Severe transfusion reactions, like fluid overload causing heart failure, are not prevented by autologous donation.
- Reactions and injuries can occur from the donation process itself, like those among regular donors.
- Some patients find the requirement for donation appointments to be inconvenient.
- If autologous blood is transfused properly, at least half of it is not required for transfusion and is wasted, since few autologous donors meet the stringent criteria for giving blood for other patients’ use.
- Autologous donation is much more expensive than using the routine blood supply, at a time when the risks it is supposed to prevent have become very rare.
Can blood be frozen?
Blood from one donation can be divided into two components: red blood cells and plasma.
Red blood cells have a short shelf life. They only last for 6 weeks (42 days).* [SEE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW]
Plasma is the light yellow liquid in your blood that makes up 50% of total blood volume. It contains proteins that help control bleeding and fight infections.
Plasma can be frozen for up to a year.
Other than this article from 2014, I’m not seeing that freezing is being done, except for the plasma part of the blood.
Blood banks do not have enough fresh blood for everybody, and shorter storage periods would result in diminished inventory, acknowledges Frank, the leader of the study. But the current practice of transfusing blood stored up to six weeks may need to be reconsidered, he says.
A previous study showed that cardiac surgery patients who received blood stored longer than three weeks were almost twice as likely to die as patients who got blood that had been stored for just 10 days.
Can I Refuse a Transfusion and Still Be OK?
What Is Bloodless Medicine and Surgery?
This video introduces patients to the concept of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, clarifies some reasons people choose not to have blood transfusions, and provides an overview of the basic pillars of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery.
Watch the video here.
Overview of Bloodless Surgery and Blood Conservation (Great article! Read in full!)
Blood conservation is a group of techniques used to minimize the need for blood used during treatment for a health condition. For individuals who desire bloodless surgery, which is any surgical procedure where no blood products foreign to the patient are used, blood conservation is essential.
Many blood conservation techniques are appropriate for anyone who wants to minimize the possibility of needing a blood transfusion during or after their surgery.
Bloodless Surgery is not offered in every hospital.
Here are some examples of hospitals that do offer this:
Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland:
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
In New York area:
Here is a deep dive on the subject of vaccinated blood:
One of the most common questions I receive: “is vaccinated blood safe?” Many people are extremely concerned about this issue and there is a large demand for unvaccinated blood banks (which some are working to produce).
What About Artificial Blood?
If you take anything away from this article, I’d recommend two key points. Firstly, that the search for blood substitutes has been ongoing for hundreds of years, and, while we are making serious gains, there is no clear solution. Which leads us to point two: Until we can create a blood substitute, real live blood donors are our only solution to meeting patient need.
Be well, do well, stay well!