Important Information

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Travel to China (including Hong Kong) and 2019-nCoV

Thank you for coming in to donate today.

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In December 2019, a Novel (new) Coronavirus surfaced in Wuhan, China that causes varying degrees of respiratory illness, some resulting in death. The virus results in mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Since its initial identification, thousands of cases have been reported in China with additional outbreaks in multiple countries.

The Red Cross is dedicated to providing the safest, most reliable blood products possible to patients in need. Based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), if you have traveled to or lived in China (including Hong Kong and Macau) in the past 28 days you may have been exposed to 2019-nCoV and you cannot donate today.

DO NOT DONATE TODAY if you have traveled to or lived in China in the past 28 days. Please wait 28 days from the day of your departure from China (Hong Kong and Macau) before donating.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact the Donor and Client Support Center at 1-866-236-3276.

Novel (new) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) v-01/31/2020