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Donor Deferral Related to Malaria in a Nonendemic Country

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A donor who has had malaria can transmit malaria to someone who receives that donor’s blood. The donor may have been asymptomatic for many years. To reduce the risk for this the donor is deferred for a period of time, depending on the donor’s history.

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