Geographical Disease Risk Index

The Geographical Disease Risk Index is a constituent part of Chapter 3 Care and selection of whole blood and component donors (including donors of pre-deposit autologous blood) Chapter 20 (Tissue banking: selection of donors) and Chapter 22 (Haemopoietic progenitor cells) of the  Guidelines for the Blood Transfusion Services in the United Kingdom, 8th Edition, 2013.

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Please note, these guidelines are for use by medical professionals who are trained in their use. It is not possible to answer questions or provide personal medical advice through this website. Help with such matters may be available through a local blood transfusion help line.

The guidelines on this website are always up-to-date, but implementation dates may vary between the four UK Services. Please consult your local Service (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales) for details of implementation dates. They will usually be within three months from the date of changes made to the website.

This section was last updated in GDRI Edition 001, Release 21 Issue 2