Hereditary Spherocytosis

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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 sphere-shaped cells, instead of the usual flat discs. 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