Donating blood in Covid times

Is it safe to donate blood? This is the first question that comes to mind, when everyone is talking about social distancing.

Before Covid-19 itself, Indians have never been generous with their blood, and mostly donated only if it was required by someone known. (The WHO recommends that a country have blood reserve units equal to 1% of its population. At the national level, India was short of 1.9 million units of blood, as per data presented to the Lok Sabha in March 2018.)

blood donation certificate

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