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Acceptability at Recruitment


Acceptability at VT / Work-Up


Individual at Risk

Donor and Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Hair loss. There are many causes, such as hereditary hair loss or related to sex hormones (particularly testosterone).

Another form of alopecia is alopecia areata, a condition causing patchy hair loss that may be autoimmune in origin.


If Alopecia Areata - Acceptable for BM and consider PBSC on a case-by-case basis and following discussion with donor regarding possibility of exacerbation. Inform TC at VT/workup if donor has alopecia areata.

If other non-autoimmune causes acceptable for BM and PBSC

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Spot Baldness

Pattern baldness

Androgenic alopecia

Alopecia areata

Alopecia mucinosa


Version 1, Edition 4

Date of Last Update

7 September 2016