Vasovagal Attack

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED (see below)

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED (see below)

Individual at Risk

Donor

Explanation of Condition

Vasovagal syncope occurs when you faint because your body overreacts to certain triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress. Your blood pressure and heart rate drop suddenly and the blood flow in your brain decreases. It leads to a brief loss of consciousness, which does not require specific treatment.

Guidance

Acceptable only if infrequent and not associated with needle-phobia. Otherwise donor is not fit for donate neither PBSC nor BM.

See also FAINT

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Faint

Fainting

Syncope

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012