Monday, 16 June 2014

Blood donors criteria

Blood donors are deferred if::
1) they are less than 17 years of age or under 50 kg in weight.
2) They are also deferred for 12 months after bodybpiercing or tattoos, and
3) now only for 6 months following the incident if the antihepatitis B core test is negative.
4) They are deferred for 6 months after travel to an endemic malarial area, or longer if they fell ill abroad or were resident for a period of 6 months or more in Sub-Saharan Africa.
5)They will be deferred for a period after pregnancy.
6)Absolute deferral now occurs if they have had any organ transplant or blood transfusion after 1980 in the UK because of the risk of variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob
disease.

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