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07 July 2016

Changes to rules about malaria

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We are updating the way we assess blood donors who have lived in a malarial country for six months or more.

Our latest guidelines include information about previous malarial risk in countries where malaria has been eradicated or reduced. As a result, some of our regular donors will need a test to check for antibodies to malaria before they next donate. There are several affected countries throughout the world, including India, South Africa, Zimbabwe, China and Hong Kong. Please get in touch if you think the new guidelines might apply to you

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