How long does it take the Red Cross to notify the donor of positive test results?

Question by Laura: How long does it take the Red Cross to notify the donor of positive test results?
I donated blood two weeks ago. I did not use it as a free test – in fact, I forgot about all the different tests they do to the blood. However, the more I think about it, the more nervous I get that I could have something like HIV. In these two weeks, I haven’t received my donor card or heard back from the Red Cross about positive test results. Should I be in the clear? How long would it take for them to tell me? Would it be by phone or mail, usually?

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they don’t notify you of any test results

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One Response to “How long does it take the Red Cross to notify the donor of positive test results?”

  1. BloodDoc says:

    FDA guidelines require that all blood collection facilities notify the donor of any unexpected screening test results within eight weeks of donation. However, most will notify within 4 weeks, usually by USPS 1st Class mail (or certified/restricted delivery if specified).


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