Spina Bifida

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Donor

Explanation of Condition

Condition where the neural tube in a developing embryo, which eventually forms the brain and spinal cord, fails to close properly. This may result in very mild or no symptoms in some, to severe disability in others. It may be prevented by taking folic acid supplements prior to conception, and during the early stages of pregnancy.

See also Spina Bifida

Guidance

Discuss with medical officer. See also Disabled Volunteer. Assess on a case-by-base basis.

Unacceptable if has an indwelling shunt, requires permanent or intermittent urinary catheterisation, or has pressure sores.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012