Hereditary Elliptocytosis

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Inherited disorder of red blood cells, commonly in Africans, causing elliptical shaped cells, instead of the usual circular discs. Usually a mild and fairly asymptomatic disorder, although those with more severe types may have significant haemolysis (blood breakdown by the spleen).

Guidance

Acceptable if not clinically significant. Discuss with MO and inform transplant centre.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012