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

If the donor has visited an endemic area within the last three years and has not suffered a febrile illness

Acceptable if more than six months have passed since return from an endemic area. A malaria antibody test will be performed at medical.

If less than six months has 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.

If the donor has had malaria diagnosed

Unacceptable if less than 6 months from recovery and cessation of treatment.

Acceptable if more than 3 years from recovery and cessation of treatment. Malaria antibody screen will be performed at Medical Assessment.

Acceptable if more than 6 months but less than 3 years post recovery and cessation of treatment, but a malaria antibody screen should be performed at VT if possible. TC should be informed at VT.

If the donor has had a febrile illness whilst in a malaria endemic area

Accept if more than six months have passed since recovery, or return from an endemic area. A malaria antibody test will be performed at medical

If the donor has lived in a endemic area for a continuous period of six months or more at any time in their life

Accept if more than six months have passed since their return. A malaria test will be performed at medical.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Version

Version 2, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

1 June 2016