Additional two days off for blood donors
17 April 2023
17 April 2023
We would like to inform you that two days off for blood donors are being permanently introduced into the legal system. This change in the Public Blood Service Act will certainly please donors.
According to the new wording of Article 9(1)(1), merited honorary blood donors of both sexes are entitled to time off from work and business activities not only on the day of blood donation but also on the following day, as well as for the periodic medical examination. Importantly, the changes will come into effect as early as 20 April 2023, meaning that people who choose to donate blood will soon be able to take advantage of this entitlement.
It is worth noting that the number of days off that blood donors are entitled to depends on the frequency of blood donation. A woman as a whole blood donor will be entitled to up to 8 days off per year, while a man as a whole blood donor will be entitled to up to 12 days off per year. The difference is due to the fact that a woman can donate whole blood up to 4 and a man up to 6 times a year. However, it is important to remember that the interval between blood donations must be at least 8 weeks.
In view of the above, we encourage you to take a closer look at these changes, which bring positive improvements to the lives of blood donors. Blood donation is a unique and precious gift that can save someone’s life. With these changes now in place, blood donors will have more time to rest and recuperate after a blood donation, which will have a positive impact on their health and well-being.
If you have any further questions or require additional information, please contact your business relationship person or use the enquiry form on the HLB Poland website.