What if risk situations are not disclosed?
Safety is our absolute priority. It is our job to supply Flanders with safe blood products. For this reason, we do everything we can to prevent patients from 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 to refrain from donating blood, plasma or blood platelets. Please remember that any non-disclosure of a risk situation could have a domino effect.
What if you do not report a risk situation?
Say you have come into contact with contaminated blood. Or you have had sexual contact with a person who has the 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. The person who receives your blood product could contract HIV or the hepatitis virus.
Be sure to report every risk situation!
It really is of vital importance that you report every risk situation, to safeguard the patient receiving your blood product. You can report a risk situation through the medical questionnaire while talking to the doctor, or, after your donation, by disclosing risk situations.