Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD)
Update: August 30, 2022
Recently the FDA removed restrictions to travel/living in Europe and/or the United Kingdom.
If you previously attempted to donate with Carter BloodCare and were deferred because of the below-mentioned criteria, you must be reinstated. Please follow the Past Deferral process to change you status in our computer system before presenting to give.
If you have never attempted to donate with Carter BloodCare, you will be welcome to make an appointment at that time.
1980 through 1996
You spent time that adds up to three months or more in the United Kingdom including England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and Falkland Islands.
1980 through 2001
You spent time that adds up to five years or more in France or Ireland. Time spent in Ireland does not include time spent in Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.
1980 to the present
You received a blood transfusion in France, Ireland, or the United Kingdom including England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar, or the Falkland Islands.