Are personal data of blood donors accessible?

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Are patients in need of frequent blood transfusions entitled to know the personal data of possible blood donors?

If there is not enough blood of a certain group at the hospital, is it legal to call the registered blood donors and ask them for help?

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I think it goes against privacy rights and whatever… what you can do is post that you need help from donors with whatever type of blood you need, put your location and maybe you can talk to a blood bank and tell them that you are going to post, let’s say, facebook for example and ask for donors there, talk to the blood bank if is possible to have some kind of password so every person that is going to donate their blood for your cause could go for your cause only. The donors would give the password to the bank and they will know that the blood is being donated to you.

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sailingsoul

First question. No. Medical records are protected by federal law to be kept private. Medical personnel can go jail if they release info inappropriately.. Like to you.

Second question. That might violate the law covering privacy of medical records.

PS, I also thought you could try to put out a call for the needed blood type but didn’t say so. I actually think Fe gave a great answer and approach. I gave Fe a thumbs up vote.

Fe

I think it goes against privacy rights and whatever… what you can do is post that you need help from donors with whatever type of blood you need, put your location and maybe you can talk to a blood bank and tell them that you are going to post, let’s say, facebook for example and ask for donors there, talk to the blood bank if is possible to have some kind of password so every person that is going to donate their blood for your cause could go for your cause only. The donors would give the password to the bank and they will know that the blood is being donated to you.

Nuhu

there are so many websites providing online blood bank facilities, just try that way also
try all the ways including mobile blood bank. if you are from india then mobile phone based system is there

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