Whole Blood and Components

The Whole Blood and Components Donor Selection Guidelines form a constituent part of Chapter 3 Care and selection of whole blood and component donors (including donors of pre-deposit autologous blood) of the Guidelines for the Blood Transfusion Services in the United Kingdom, 8th Edition, 2013.

To navigate the guidelines online use the menu on the left. To download a portable document file (PDF) as resource for a printed version, or to download an off-line browser version select the 'Source files' in the menu on the left.

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 WB-DSG Edition 203, Release 20 Issue 01