What happens when somebody tests positive for an infectious disease marker?

Depending on the type of positive test result, the donor may be temporarily or indefinitely deferred. The blood donation is discarded. The donor is notified by mail of any clinically significant abnormal test results, or may be notified that we wish to personally consult with him/her. At that time, we are able to help the donor understand the test result and subsequent deferral.

All test results are confidential for all blood donors. If you have questions about testing, please call Donor Notification at 817-412-5603 or dn@carterbloodcare.org.