What happens if risk situations aren't disclosed?
Safety is our absolute priority. It's our job to supply the Flemish Community with safe blood products. For this reason, we do everything we can to prevent patients contracting infectious diseases, such as AIDS and hepatitis, through our blood products.
Help us keep blood transfusions safe
You, the donor, are an extremely important factor in blood safety. Have you been exposed to a situation which heightens your risk of AIDS and hepatitis? If so, we ask you not to donate blood, plasma or blood platelets. Please remember that any non-disclosure of a risk situation could have a domino effect.
What if you don't report a risk situation?
Say you've come into contact with contaminated blood. Or you've had sexual contact with somebody who has HIV or the hepatitis virus. If you go on to donate blood, plasma or platelets without reporting this risk situation, this could have dire consequences as the person receiving your blood product could contract HIV or the hepatitis virus themselves as a result.
Be sure to report every risk situation!
It is absolutely essential that you report every risk situation to safeguard the health of the patient receiving your blood product. You can report a risk situation in the medical questionnaire while talking to the doctor, or you can do so after your donation by disclosing risk situations.