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Acceptability at Recruitment


Acceptability at CT / Work-Up


Individual at Risk


Explanation of Condition

Mental health disorder characterised by a breakdown of though processes and poor emotional responsiveness.

Donors with active schizophrenia may not be able to give fully informed consent. Potential donors with non-controlled schizophrenia may suffer a breakdown and required urgent medical advice (admission, clinic appointment) with its subsequent complications (missing pre-donation medical assessment or donation, rejection of G-CSF ...) Since it is not possible to assess every donor and ensure that they are mentally stable to proceed with donation, the general rule is to not allow donations from these patients. These restrictions are very strict to avoid situations that can compromise donation and put in risk both donor's and patient's life.

See also Schizophrenia


Unacceptable if diagnosis of schizophrenia and currently on treatment.

Donors with a past history of schizophrenia, but currently off medication and not requiring regular psychiatric follow-up may join/donate following discussion with the medical officer.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions


Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

16th October 2012