studies used showing Comirnaty BioNTech safe

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From: Tracy Livingston

Dear New Zealand Blood Service,
Please send me all the studies and research that you have used to make the following assertions on your website

1) "There is no evidence that previous vaccination affects the quality of blood for transfusion.  

2) Any COVID-19 vaccine in the blood is broken down soon after the injection.

3) All donated blood also gets filtered during processing, any trace amounts that may still be present poses no risk to recipients."

warm regards, Tracy Livingston

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New Zealand Blood Service

Kia ora Tracy

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act (OIA) request received on 1
December as below:

 

Please send me all the studies and research that you have used to make the
following assertions on your website

 

1)  "There is no evidence that previous vaccination affects the quality of
blood for transfusion. 
2) Any COVID-19 vaccine in the blood is broken down soon after the
injection.

3) All donated blood also gets filtered during processing, any trace
amounts that may still be present poses no risk to recipients."

 

Your request is acknowledged and a response will be forthcoming within 20
working days, (by 19 January, taking into account public and summer
holidays), which is the required timeframe under the Act.

 

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

OIA Administrator

New Zealand Blood Service

71 Great South Road, Epsom, Private Bag 92-071, Auckland 1142

 

Every donation can help to save lives. Save lives, Give blood or plasma.

Download the new NZ Blood Service Donor App from the [1]App Store or
[2]Google Play today!

[3]www.nzblood.co.nz

 

 

From: Tracy Livingston <[4][FOI #21304 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:36 PM
To: Donors NAT <[5][email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - studies used showing Comirnaty
BioNTech safe

 

Dear New Zealand Blood Service,
Please send me all the studies and research that you have used to make the
following assertions on your website

1)  "There is no evidence that previous vaccination affects the quality of
blood for transfusion.  

2) Any COVID-19 vaccine in the blood is broken down soon after the
injection.

3) All donated blood also gets filtered during processing, any trace
amounts that may still be present poses no risk to recipients."

warm regards, Tracy Livingston

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Kia ora Tracy

 

In response to your Official Information Act (OIA) request received on 1
December as below:

 

Please send me all the studies and research that you have used to make the
following assertions on your website
1)  "There is no evidence that previous vaccination affects the quality of
blood for transfusion.  
2) Any COVID-19 vaccine in the blood is broken down soon after the
injection.
3) All donated blood also gets filtered during processing, any trace
amounts that may still be present poses no risk to recipients."

 

We are aware of no scientific papers, nor any reports from clinicians,
that have identified any known or suspected negative effects of
transfusion that relate specifically to prior vaccination of the donor by
any Covid-19 vaccine.

There are two public-access papers that look at levels of post-vaccine
spike protein and mRNA in humans.  Each demonstrates exceptionally low
levels using ultra-sensitive techniques. 

[1]https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/74/...

[2]https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9059/10/7/1538

Blood components have routinely been leucocyte reduced by filtration for
two decades, this removes circulating white blood cells (WBCs).  WBCs are
integral to immune response to vaccines, including to COVID-19.

 

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
[3]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

 

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

OIA Administrator

New Zealand Blood Service

71 Great South Road, Epsom, Private Bag 92-071, Auckland 1142

 

Every donation can help to save lives. Save lives, Give blood or plasma.

Download the new NZ Blood Service Donor App from the [4]App Store or
[5]Google Play today!

[6]www.nzblood.co.nz

 

From: OIA <[email address]>
Sent: Friday, 2 December 2022 9:08 am
To: [FOI #21304 email]
Subject: NZBS Acknowledgement: Official Information request - studies used
showing Comirnaty BioNTech safe

 

Kia ora Tracy

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act (OIA) request received on 1
December as below:

 

Please send me all the studies and research that you have used to make the
following assertions on your website

 

1)  "There is no evidence that previous vaccination affects the quality of
blood for transfusion. 
2) Any COVID-19 vaccine in the blood is broken down soon after the
injection.

3) All donated blood also gets filtered during processing, any trace
amounts that may still be present poses no risk to recipients."

 

Your request is acknowledged and a response will be forthcoming within 20
working days, (by 19 January, taking into account public and summer
holidays), which is the required timeframe under the Act.

 

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

OIA Administrator

New Zealand Blood Service

71 Great South Road, Epsom, Private Bag 92-071, Auckland 1142

 

Every donation can help to save lives. Save lives, Give blood or plasma.

Download the new NZ Blood Service Donor App from the [7]App Store or
[8]Google Play today!

[9]www.nzblood.co.nz

 

 

From: Tracy Livingston
<[10][FOI #21304 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:36 PM
To: Donors NAT <[11][email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - studies used showing Comirnaty
BioNTech safe

 

Dear New Zealand Blood Service,
Please send me all the studies and research that you have used to make the
following assertions on your website

1)  "There is no evidence that previous vaccination affects the quality of
blood for transfusion.  

2) Any COVID-19 vaccine in the blood is broken down soon after the
injection.

3) All donated blood also gets filtered during processing, any trace
amounts that may still be present poses no risk to recipients."

warm regards, Tracy Livingston

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This is an Official Information request made via the FYI website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[12][FOI #21304 email]

Is [13][New Zealand Blood Service request email] the wrong address for Official
Information requests to New Zealand Blood Service? If so, please contact
us using this form:
[14]https://fyi.org.nz/change_request/new?bo...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[15]https://fyi.org.nz/help/officers

If you find this service useful as an Official Information officer, please
ask your web manager to link to us from your organisation's OIA or LGOIMA
page.

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