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What Does It Mean To Be “Deferred?”

People who are disqualified from donating plasma are known as deferred donors, but it doesn’t always mean that you’re disqualified forever. A prospective donor may be deferred at any point. Whether a person is deferred temporarily or permanently depends on the specific reason for disqualification. A permanently deferred donor is forever disqualified from donating plasma.

Donors who are temporarily deferred will be told their names have been put on a deferral registry, which means they will not be able to donate until the temporary deferral period has expired. At that point in time, the donor may visit a GCAM plasma donation center to be re-entered into the system and become eligible to donate again. All eligible donors must satisfy all donation criteria and requirements.