Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Acceptability at Recruitment


Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

Discuss each case with Medical Officer. May be acceptable for BM only if only one episode with complete recovery and off immunosuppressive medication for over 1 year.

Individual at Risk

Donor / Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Autoimmune condition leading to chronic, relapsing episodes of diarrhoea and bleeding. Treatment includes aspirin-derived medications, steroids and immunosuppression. Severely affected individuals may require surgical removal of parts of the bowel, and there is an increased risk of bowel cancer in sufferers of ulcerative colitis.


Discuss with Medical Officer. Risk of donor-acquired autoimmunity in recipient.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Crohns disease

Ulcerative Colitis


Version 1, Edition 2

Date of Last Update

1 June 2016