Letters |

Donor Policies for Stem Cell Transplantation

Willis H. Navarro, MD
JAMA. 2010;304(5):524-525. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1074.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


To the Editor: Since it began operations in 1987, the NMDP has adhered to FDA policies for blood and tissue donation. Until 2005, tissue organizations such as the NMDP used blood donation guidelines stating that a man who had sex with another man any time since 1977 could not donate blood products. The NMDP changed its policy in 2005 to align with the FDA Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P) donor eligibility guidelines, which defined a 5-year deferral period. Current NMDP public-facing materials note that those who are at highest risk for communicable diseases cannot donate, and the materials direct questions to individual donor centers or the NMDP. The health history form used to register potential donors explicitly states the 5-year policy of the NMDP.


Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview




August 4, 2010
Douglas Hirsch Tischler, MA
JAMA. 2010;304(5):524-525. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1072.
August 4, 2010
Lucy A. Godley, MD, PhD; Koen van Besien, MD, PhD
JAMA. 2010;304(5):524-525. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1073.
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.