Is Japan going to ban vaccinated blood donation?!

Is Japan proposing to ban vaccinated people from donating their ‘tainted blood’?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Japan Is Going To Ban Vaccinated Blood Donation!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Japan is proposing to ban vaccinated people from donating their ‘tainted blood’!

Japan To Ban Vaccinated People From Donating ‘Tainted Blood’

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Truth : Japan Is Not Going To Ban Vaccinated Blood Donation!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Japan Is Not Going To Ban Vaccinated Blood Donation

Let me start by pointing out that Japan has not proposed banning vaccinated people from donating their blood, because it’s apparently ‘tainted’. There was no such announcement by the Japanese government.

If that actually occurred, it would have been reported worldwide. Yet there has been no legitimate news report of such a proposal. That’s because it never happened.

Fact #2 : The People’s Voice Provided No Evidence

Not surprisingly, The People’s Voice article never provided any evidence that Japan is proposing to ban vaccinated people from donating their blood, or that the Japanese government considers the blood of vaccinated people to be dangerous.

Fact #3 : Pre-Print Paper Offers No Actual Evidence

These claims are based on a pre-print paper by Ueda et. al. that has not even undergone the most basic, first step of the scientific review process – peer-review.

It is also a literature review that appears to heavily feature debunked articles like the infamous Spikeopathy paper by Peter Parry et. al., and the equally infamous AESI paper by Joseph Fraiman et. al., as well as papers by Stephanie Seneff and Peter McCullough, amongst other controversial people.

As far as I can tell – the paper provided no actual evidence that COVID-19 vaccinated blood is dangerous, especially when it relies on debunked articles (example | example). Even its title suggests that it was only listing “concerns” and not actual “proof”.

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Fact #4 : Blood Of Vaccinated People Is Safe For Transfusion

After people baselessly claimed that vaccinated blood is dangerous, the American Red Cross, the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies, and America’s Blood Centers, issued a joint statement to refute those claims:

Amid ongoing misinformation about COVID-19 vaccinations and blood donation, America’s Blood Centers, the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB), and the American Red Cross reiterate the safety of America’s blood supply and assure the public that vaccines do not pose a risk to patients receiving blood transfusions.

Blood donations from individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for use in the U.S. are safe for transfusion. Similar to other vaccines such as those for measles, mumps or influenza, COVID-19 vaccines are designed to generate an immune response to help protect an individual from illness, but vaccine components themselves do not replicate through blood transfusions or alter a blood recipients’ DNA.

In summary, there is no scientific evidence that demonstrates adverse outcomes from the transfusions of blood products collected from vaccinated donors and, therefore, no medical reason to distinguish or separate blood donations from individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccination.

On multiple occasions, the Food and Drug Administration has confirmed that there is no evidence to support concerns related to the safety of blood donated by vaccinated individuals.

All Americans, including both blood donors and blood recipients, should feel confident that receiving a blood transfusion is safe. COVID-19 vaccines do not replicate, and all blood donations offer the same life-saving therapeutic benefits, regardless of the vaccination status of the donor.

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Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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