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FDA Releases Updated Deferrals

September 16, 2020 at 11:08 am
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On September 17, SBC updated and, in some cases, reduced deferral periods for a number of risk factors, including travel to malaria-risk regions, tattoos, and risk of HIV (which includes guidance around men who have sex with men). These changes,...


MSM Deferral

September 16, 2020 at 7:38 am
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Explaining the MSM Deferral Due to FDA policies, men who have had sex with another man* in the past year will be deferred from donation for three months due to an increased risk of acquiring HIV infection. Note that this...


Travel

September 16, 2020 at 5:16 am
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Anyone who has ever lived in or visited another country may have different deferral periods – this will all be reviewed in the donor screening process. Below are a few examples of common travel deferrals. If you have questions about...