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Armed Services Blood
NOTICE: The Department of Defense (DoD) assumes no risk for the use of this information by non-DoD personnel,blood programs, or individual medical institutions. The use of this information by DoD personnel is strictly for blood donor operations and must adhere to the current Service (Army, Navy, and Air Force) specific StandardOperating Procedures dealing with the screening of blood donors.
Note: If a donor is taking antibiotics as prophylaxis, the donor is acceptable as long as they are feeling well andhave no evidence of infection.
Any deviations must adhere to the current Service (Army, Navy, and Air Force) specific and/or local StandardOperating Procedures dealing with the screening of blood donors and can only be made by the Medical Director with documented justifications.
Armed Services Blood Program
Medication Alternate Name AcceptabilityNote
5-FU Fluorouracil, Carac, Efudex,FluoroplexDefer three weeks aftertreatment is completed andskin condition is resolved.Anti-neoplastic,desquamatorA.P.C. Asprin, Phenacetin, CaffeineTablets Accept if taken for allergies.Defer for 72 hours forplateletpheresis or sole sourceplatelets.Defer for 72 hours aftersymptoms are resolved iftaken for cold/flu symptomsor for fever.Analgesic, anti-pyretic,anti-inflammatoryA/T/S Accept if for acne.Defer 72 hours after coursecompleted and donor feelswell. If IV or IM defer 1 week.AntibioticAbilify Apriprazole Accept. Anti-psychoticAbreva Docosanol Defer if for Kaposi's sarcoma,otherwise acceptable.Anti-herpetic agentAcamprosate Campral Accept. For maintainingabstinence from alcohol.Accolate Accept Anti-asthmaticAccupril Accept for stable hypertension. Ace InhibitorAccutane Isotretinoin, Sotret Defer for one month aftercourse of therapy completed.Medication for severeacne. Synthetic form ofVitamin A