medication deferral list for plasma donation
Medication Deferral List for Plasma Donation
When donating blood or plasma, it is important to take into account any medications you are taking and the associated restrictions for plasma donation. Certain medications are known to have an effect on the quality of the plasma and therefore must be taken into account when donating.
The most common medications that will result in a deferral at a plasma donation center are those that are used to treat HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases. These medications are typically used to suppress the virus or bacteria and can result in a lower quality plasma. Additionally, certain antibiotics, antifungals, and anticonvulsants can also result in a deferral.
Other medications that may lead to a deferral include those used to treat depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. These medications can affect the donor’s mental state and may lead to an inaccurate assessment of their eligibility to donate.
In addition to the medications listed above, donors may be deferred for taking any medication that has an effect on the blood or plasma. For example, blood thinners, steroids, and hormones can all lead to a deferral.
It is important to note that some medications may not be listed on the deferral list but may still be deferred. If you are taking any medication that is not listed, it is important to speak to a medical professional before donating plasma.
Q. What medications will result in a deferral?
A. Medications that are used to treat HIV, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases, certain antibiotics, antifungals, and anticonvulsants, medications used to treat depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, as well as blood thinners, steroids, and hormones can all lead to a deferral.
Q. Will I be deferred if I am taking a medication that is not listed?
A. It is possible that you may be deferred if you are taking a medication that is not listed. It is important to speak to a medical professional before donating plasma.
Q. How will I know if I am eligible to donate plasma?
A. You must complete a screening questionnaire before donating plasma. This questionnaire will help to determine if you are eligible to donate.