PERMANENT DEFERMENT OF DONORS
Donors may be permanently deferred for certain reasons. These reasons are as
a. Donors with a history of viral hepatitis at any time (FDA regulations) or after
age 10 per AABB Standards.
b. Donors who have ever had a confirmed positive test for HBsAg. HBsAg
stands for hepatitis B surface antigen (also called hepatitis-associated antigen (HAA)),
the causal viral agent of serum hepatitis.
c. Donors who have or have been a drug addict (involving injection of drugs).
Check both arms.
d. Donors with the only unit of blood, blood component, or derivative
administered to a recipient who within 6 months developed post transfusion hepatitis.
Post transfusion hepatitis after multiple transfusions is not cause or exclusion
of all donors.
e. Donors who have present or past clinical or laboratory evidence of infection
with hepatitis C or who have had a repeatedly reactive test for anti-HBc (hepatitis B
Core) on more than one occasion.
f. Donors with AIDS; donors who have experienced any of the symptoms in
Example 13, or the donors who fall into one of the categories listed in the explanation
for Example 13.
g. Donors who have present or past clinical or laboratory evidence of infection
with HIV or HTLV-I/II viruses.
h. Donors that are excluded from donation by current FDA regulations for the
prevention of HIV transmission by blood and blood products.
i. Donors who have donated the only unit of blood or blood component
transfused to a patient, who developed clinical or laboratory evidence of transfusion
associated infection with HIV or HTLV-I/II viruses and who received no other blood
component or derivative known to transmit these infections and had no other probable
cause of infection.