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

3.16: Donors of pre-deposit autologous donations

Autologous pre-deposit donations must be collected according to the same requirements as allogeneic donations but the deferral criteria vary. These donations must be clearly identified as such and kept separate from allogeneic donations.

3.16.1: Deferral criteria

The deferral criteria for donors of autologous pre-deposit donations in the UK, originally agreed by the British Committee for Standards in Haematology Blood Transfusion Task Force, were updated in 2007.4

The two main deferral criteria are serious cardiac disease (where the clinical setting of the blood collection must be taken into account) and active bacterial infection.