Risky Business: The Donor is Ineligible
From a recent tattoo to past travel to a Zika virus risk area, it is not unusual to be informed that the donor is ineligible. In this interactive session, our NMDP/Be The Match physicians will review just what “risks” make a donor “ineligible” and how these risks are defined. The sometimes puzzling terms: suitable, eligible, and incomplete eligibility will be addressed. Interpreting positive infectious disease tests will be highlighted through review of case studies in addition to risks to donors and patients of HCTs as compared to organ and blood donors and recipients.
- Transplant Center Coordinators, nurses, social workers, and other members of the patient’s transplant team who each play various roles throughout the patient’s transplant process
- Identify risks that classify a potential donor as “ineligible.”
- Define “incomplete eligibility.”
- Apply clinical knowledge of donor eligibility as it relates to patient care.
- John Miller, MD, PhD
- Linda Burns, MD
Accreditation and Certification
Nurses: The National Marrow Donor Program is
accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Up to 1.0 contact hours may be claimed for this educational activity.
Medical Technologists: The NMDP is approved as a provider of continuing education in the clinical laboratory sciences through the ASCLS PACE Program. ASCLS PACE® 1861 International Drive, Suite 200, McLean, VA 22102.
Up to 1.0 contact hours may be claimed for program # 115-017-18.
All other health professionals requesting continuing education credit for this activity will be issued a Certificate of Attendance. These courses count towards the CHTC Certification.
education credits are available for participants who view
the enduring activity and complete and submit
the online evaluation. A certificate of continuing education will be issued
within 30 days upon completion of the requirements for this course.
Assistance for people with disabilities, grievances, questions or for more information, email: NMDPEducation@nmdp.org.