JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee


The Donor Selection Guidelines contain general terminology which for the purpose of these guidelines have a specific definition:

DSG Donor Selection Guideline(s), including:
  • BM-DSG - Bone Marrow and Peripheral Bone Stem Cell
  • CB-DSG - Cord Blood
  • GDRI - Geographical Disease Risk Index
  • TD-DSG - Tissue (Deceased Donors)
  • TL-DSG - Tissue (Live Donors)
  • WB-DSG - Whole Blood and Components
Version Is any of the following:
  • Edition - reflects extensive revisions of that DSG and is applied to all formats.
  • Release - reflects changes following the issue of a Change Notification and is applied to all formats.
  • Issue - reflects technical changes to the web pages and/or other formats which do not constitute a change in the medical or scientific content of the guideline.
Format Each DSG can be published in various formats, including live entries (web pages) and Source Files (PDFs and offline browser files).
Not all versions will be available in all formats at any one time
Topic A DSG topic is the heading of an entry in the A-Z listing.
Each topic represents a medical disease, condition or risk.
Page These are all web pages that are not DSG topics e.g. introduction and appendices.
They are standard web pages that form part of that DSG.
Edition date The date of publication of a new Edition, regardless of format.
Release date The date of publication of a new Release, regardless of format.
Issue date The date of publication of a new Issue, regardless of format.
Date of posting The date on which Source Files are posted on this website. Applies to all formats.


Last updated 03/04/2024