QUESTION: Have you been vaccinated or had any shots in the past twelve months?
EXPLANATION: Symptom-free donors who have been recently immunized with
toxoids or killed vaccines need not be deferred with the following
1 Smallpox. Donors are acceptable either after the scab has
fallen off or two weeks after an immune reaction.
2 Measles (rubeola), mumps, yellow fever, oral polio vaccine.
Donors are acceptable two weeks after their last immunization.
3 German measles (rubella). Donors are acceptable four weeks
after their last injection.
4 Hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG). Donors are acceptable 12
months after injection.
5 Hepatitis B vaccine. Donors are acceptable provided they
would not otherwise be disqualified.
6 Rabies, if given following a bite by a rabid animal. Defer for one
7 Immune serum globulin (for example, Rho GAM). Deferral is not
necessary if donor is otherwise acceptable.
8 Injections with human pituitary, derived growth hormone (pit-
hGH). Deferment is permanent. However, a referral is not
necessary if the donor has only been given recombinant growth