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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 7]
[Revised as of April 1, 2014]
[CITE: 21CFR610.41]



TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER F--BIOLOGICS

PART 610 -- GENERAL BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS STANDARDS

Subpart E--Testing Requirements for Communicable Disease Agents

Sec. 610.41 Donor deferral.

(a) You, an establishment that collects human blood or blood components, must defer donors testing reactive by a screening test for evidence of infection due to a communicable disease agent(s) listed in 610.40(a) or reactive for a serological test for syphilis under 610.40(i), from future donations of human blood and blood components, except:

(1) You are not required to defer a donor who tests reactive for anti-HBc or anti-HTLV, types I or II, on only one occasion. When a supplemental (additional, more specific) test for anti-HBc or anti-HTLV, types I and II, has been approved for use under 610.40(e) by FDA, such a donor must be deferred;

(2) A deferred donor who tests reactive for evidence of infection due to a communicable disease agent(s) listed in 610.40(a) may serve as a donor for blood or blood components shipped or used under 610.40(h)(2)(ii);

(3) A deferred donor who showed evidence of infection due to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) when previously tested under 610.40(a), (b), and (e) subsequently may donate Source Plasma for use in the preparation of Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human) provided the current donation tests nonreactive for HBsAg and the donor is otherwise determined to be suitable;

(4) A deferred donor, who otherwise is determined to be suitable for donation and tests reactive for anti-HBc or for evidence of infection due to HTLV, types I and II, may serve as a donor of Source Plasma;

(5) A deferred donor who tests reactive for a communicable disease agent(s) described under 610.40(a) or reactive with a serological test for syphilis under 610.40(i), may serve as an autologous donor under 610.40(d).

(b) A deferred donor subsequently may be found to be suitable as a donor of blood or blood components by a requalification method or process found acceptable for such purposes by FDA. Such a donor is considered no longer deferred.

(c) You must comply with the requirements under 610.46 and 610.47 when a donor tests reactive by a screening test for HIV or HCV required under 610.40(a) and (b), or when you are aware of other reliable test results or information indicating evidence of HIV or HCV infection.

[66 FR 31164, June 11, 2001, as amended at 72 FR 48798, Aug. 24, 2007]

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