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Donor signs a medical questionnaire
Australia's blood supply is provided by volunteer, non-remunerated and low-risk donors.
Donor selection determines the eligibility of a donor to donate blood.
We follow the Guidelines for the Selection of Blood Donors (GSBD) which lists all the eligibility criteria for acceptance and deferral of blood donors.(1)
Donors who are selected must have:
satisfactorily completed a confidential interview
declared about high-risk behaviour, practices and circumstances that prevents them from donating blood
satisfactorily completed a health assessment that includes a questionnaire on past and present medical conditions
satisfied minimum physiological criteria
Accurate donor selection and the decision to accept a blood donation is centred on the safety of the person donating the blood and the safety of the individual receiving the blood and its components.(1)