Thiruvananthapuram: The shortage of blood banks in the state is getting worse. This is due to the fact that people are unable to donate blood due to the spread of Covid. Most people are reluctant to donate blood for fear of being replaced by Covid. But doctors guarantee that Covid will not be transmitted through blood donation. Another reason is the inability to organize an outside blood donation campaign in view of the spread of Covid.
It is feared that the shortage of blood banks will worsen if people above the age of 18 start getting the vaccine from May 1. It is not possible to donate blood immediately after receiving the vaccine. Blood can be donated only after 28 days of taking both doses. This will take at least three months. IMA activists are trying to collect as much blood as possible before vaccination for young people begins.