Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Ebola virus - donor deferral guidance

Issue date: 
08 October 2014

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has produced a technical document which sets out donor deferral guidelines to mitigate the risk of transmission of the Ebola virus via blood and blood components, cells, tissues and organs (Substances of Human Origin - SoHO).

We recommend strongly that individuals working in the Human Application and Organ Donation and Transplant sectors put in place systems for implementing the recommended donor deferrals, and ensure the cessation of imports of SoHO from Ebola affected areas.

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