Reducing Donor Deferrals

Many donor deferral policies act as precautionary measures against the transmission of potential infectious diseases. Using the INTERCEPT™ Blood System for all blood components would allow some of these donor deferral practices to be relaxed, or even removed. For example, with INTERCEPT in place, donors would not have to be excluded due to travels to regions carrying specific risks of virus or parasite transmission. The INTERCEPT Blood System for RBC is under development and has not yet been used as part of such a scheme.