Malaria

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Parasitic infection transmitted by the bite of a female mosquito. Untreated, the condition may be rapidly fatal.

See also Malaria

Guidance

a) Donors who have had malaria diagnosed in the past: If more than three years have passed since anti-malaria therapy has been completed and symptoms caused by malaria have resolved and a validated test for malaria antibody is negative, accept. If the donor (with a history of malaria) has revisited a malaria endemic area and at least four months have passed since return and a validated test for malaria antibody is negative, accept.

b) Donors who have EVER had an undiagnosed fever that could have been malaria while in a malaria area or within four months of leaving a malaria endemic area: If at least four months have passed since the donor returned from the malaria endemic area, or from the date of recovery from symptoms (undiagnosed fever) that may have been caused by malaria, whichever is later, and a validated test for malaria antibody is negative, accept. NB. this may have to be increased to six months if the area is also identified as a risk area for T. cruzi or a tropical virus; the longest stipulated deferral period must be applied

c) Donors who have EVER been resident in a malaria endemic area for six months or more: If at least four months have passed since the date of the last potential exposure to malaria, and a validated test for malaria antibody is negative, accept.

d) For all other donors: -If at least four months and less than 12 months have passed since return from a malaria endemic area, and a validated test for malaria antibody is negative, accept. -If travel to a malaria endemic area is more than 12 months prior to donation and the donor has never been diagnosed with malaria, has never had an undiagnosed fever while abroad or within four months of leaving a malaria endemic area and has not lived in a malaria endemic area for a continuous period of six months or more at any time of life, the donor can be accepted without the need for malaria antibody testing. -If less than four months have passed, and if the donor has taken a full course of prophylaxis, the donor may proceed at the transplant centre's discretion. A malaria antibody test will be performed at medical. Inform Transplant Centre at VT

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Version

Version 2, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

1 June 2016