Eligibility rules have changed—it’s easier than ever to donate!

Cascade Regional Blood Services has made some changes to donor eligibility based on new FDA guidance. The FDA revised several policies based on completed studies and epidemiological data.

In summary, the following changes have been implemented:

  • Deferrals for certain HIV risks factors have been reduced from a 12 month deferral to a 3 month deferral
  • Certain malaria risk factors have also been reduced from a 12 month deferral to a 3 month deferral
  • The deferral for donors who have spent time at military bases in Europe due to potential risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob, or Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob, has been removed

To read more about the FDA changes, click the link below for the full announcement.

Read more about the FDA changes