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Blood Bank Donor Qualifications
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Which type of vaccinations do not need a deferral period?
Toxoids, synthetic, killed viral or bacterial
Able to donate if on antibiotics?
No if patient has an infection that can be transmitted through blood; unless it is for acne except for accutane
How long is someone deferred if they received the rabies vaccine or exposure to the virus?
Able to donate if on medications for an infection?
No if it is a parasitic, fungal, or viral infection that can be transmitted through blood
Able to donate if on medications on the deferral list?
Depends on the medication. Some may have permanent or temporary deferral.
Two medications that result in permanent deferral?
- Tegison aka etretinate - treats severe psoriasis
- Growth hormone from pituitary gland
Can you donate if you received insulin from cows?
No; indefinite deferral
Can you donate if you have been given hepatitis B immune globulin or have been exposed to hepatitis?
No; Deferred for 1 year
How long is the deferral for being on aspirin?
48 hours deferral for platelets but donors are able to give other blood products
If a woman has been pregnant in the past 6 weeks, is she able to donate?
No; donation should not be collected
Can a pregnant woman donate?
No; however if she had an abortion or miscarriage she can
Can someone with past heart or lung issues donate?
Donors have to be free of respiratory disease
Lung - acceptable if asymptomatic.
Heart - Acceptable 1 year post medication and symptoms for heart attack, angina
If someone donated blood, platelets, and plasma 4 weeks ago, are they able to donate?
No, donor is ineligible
How often can blood products be donated?
o Whole blood = every 8 weeks
o Serial plasma, platelets, or leukaphresis donors = every 2 days with a max of 2 times/week and 24 times/year
o Infrequent plasma donors = at least 4 weeks in between
Which type of vaccinations have a deferral period?
Live attenuated viral or bacterial
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