JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

Welcome to the Donor Selection Guidelines

The Donor Selection Guidelines (DSGs) are supplements of the Guidelines for the Blood Transfusion Services (Red Book). For convenience they are divided into the following publications:

  • BM-DSG - Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Donor Selection Guidelines
  • CB-DSG - Cord Blood Donor Selection Guidelines
  • GDRI - Geographical Disease Risk Index
  • TD-DSG - Tissue Donors (Deceased) Donor Selection Guidelines
  • TL-DSG - Tissue Donors (Live) Donor Selection Guidelines
  • WB-DSG - Whole Blood and Components Donor Selection Guidelines

Please note, these guidelines are for use by medical professionals who are trained in their use. It is not possible to answer questions or provide personal medical advice through this website. Help with such matters may be available through a local blood transfusion helpline.

The guidelines on this website are always up-to-date, but implementation dates for each DSG may vary between the four UK Services. Please consult your local Service (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland) for details of implementation dates.

Last updated 03/04/2024