Published in Blood Weekly, April 13th, 1998
Most blood donor deferrals are short-term and temporary (STTD) for conditions that are resolved within days, weeks, or months, noted American Red Cross Blood Services researcher Dorothy Halperin and colleagues.
Follow-up of up to six months has indicated that donors with STTDs are less likely to return than nondeferred donors (Nooran et al., Transfusion, 1981;21:591; Piliavin, Transfusion, 1987;27:199-200; and others)
Halperin et al. evaluated the effect STTD had on donor return rates and the number of subsequent...
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