A viral Instagram post claims that the American Red Cross has said that “you cannot donate Blood Plasma [sic] if you’ve had the [COVID-19] vaccine, because the vaccine wipes out the body’s natural antibodies.”
Both claims are false. The American Red Cross has not said you can’t donate blood or blood plasma if you’ve had the COVID vaccine, and the vaccine does not “wipe out” the body’s antibodies.
In a statement sent to The Dispatch Fact Check via email, a representative from the American Red Cross called the claims “not accurate.”
“In most cases,…