Polycythaemia

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Donor / Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Increase in haemoglobin above the normal limits expected. This is a normal response to conditions where oxygen levels are low, such as at altitude.

See also Polycythemia

Guidance

Acceptable if benign cause, e.g. altitude, and haemoglobin is within normal limits at time of harvest.

Defer donors with abnormally high haemoglobin at time of medical, due to a higher risk of leukostasis when taking G-CSF.

Unacceptable if confirmed or suspected myeloproliferative disease, if secondary to lung disease, or if cause unknown.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012