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A new report cites plans in the state of Montana to make it illegal to donate blood if the donor has had experimental COVID-19 shots.
"There is a scientific reason for it," explained the report in the Independent Sentinel.
The report notes that some 80% of the state's blood supply comes from vaccinated donors, but someone receiving such a donation will likely get blood with "a significant amount of spike protein from mRNA vaccines."
Montana's plan would ban donors who have gotten the mRNA vaccinations from giving blood. And it would also ban people who have been diagnosed with "Long COVID-19."
The Daily Montanan said opponents of the legislative plan charge that such a limit would "leave patients at risk of even death."
Cliff Numark, of Vitalant, a blood collection organization, said the change could lead to "adverse patient outcomes including unnecessary and unconscionable death."
Bill supporters, however, said the issue is about medical autonomy and the right to receive blood from donors not affected by the COVID-19 shots.
"I'm one of many who believe in the God-given right of medical freedom, which is having access to genetically unmodified blood during a time of need," Jo Vilhauer from Miles City, told the publication. "This is a vital part of health autonomy."
Other political opponents to the concept have been the Montana Nurses Association, the Montana Hospital Association, the Montana Medical Association, and the Montana Primary Care Association.