refashioned its donor deferral
recommendations to say that "any man
If any additional donor deferral
criteria is implemented, will we finally enter an era of red cell demand exceeding supply?
According to the current 'blood donor deferral
policy,' gays, lesbians, and bisexuals, as groups at high-risk of being HIV or AIDS positive, as well as those who have a record of a malignant tumors, or those with leukemia, are banned from donating blood for life.
is not an issue following ZIKV infection.
Analysis of blood donor deferral
characteristics in Delhi, India.
Moyo, "Assessment of donor deferral
rates and deferral reasons at the Namibia blood transfusion services," International Journal of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology, pp.
Results: The commonest cause of the donor deferral
was hepatitis C (HCV) (28.6%), the second leading cause was anaemia (24%) and the third leading cause was hepatitis B (HBV) (16.8%).
Objective: To analyse the rates and reasons for donor deferral
at a blood bank in Saudi Arabia.
The United States Food and Drug Administration Tuesday started official reconsideration of its blood donor deferral
recommendations that limits blood donations from gay and bisexual men following its overturning of the ban on all blood donations from men who have sex with men in December last year.
In February 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued recommendations for donor screening, donor deferral
, and product management to reduce the risk for transfusion-transmitted Zika virus in the United States and its territories (5).
In the present study, the overall donor deferral
was 7% with predominance in females (33.40%).
Food and Drug Administration said it is working with other federal agencies, blood collection establishments and industry organizations to quickly implement "donor deferral
measures for travelers who have visited affected regions in order to protect the blood supply in the United States."