Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Information Sheet

You must review all of the countries listed below and their criteria to see if they apply to you. Some countries may be listed more than once.

Do not donate if...

  • You ever received a dura mater (or brain covering) transplant during head or brain surgery.
  • You ever received human pituitary growth hormone (brain extract).
  • Any blood relative has had Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
  • You have been told that your family is at risk for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
  • You received an injection of bovine (beef) insulin between January 1, 1980, and the present made in any of the countries listed below.
Do not donate if... From… And…
You traveled to any country in the
United Kingdom:
January 1, 1980
through
December 31, 1996
You spent a total time that adds up to 3 months or more
  • Channel Islands
  • Isle of Man
  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Falkland Islands
  • Scotland
  • Gibraltar
  • Wales
Do not donate if... From…
You received a blood transfusion in the United Kingdom or France January 1, 1980 to Present
Do not donate if... From… And…
You were in
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Netherlands (Holland)
January 1, 1980
through
December 31, 1990
  • You were a member of the U.S. Military
  • You were a civilian military employee
  • You were a dependent of a member of the U.S. Military
AND
  • You spent a total time of 6 months or more associated with a military base
Do not donate if... From… And…
You were in:
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Turkey
January 1, 1980
through
December 31, 1996
  • You were a member of the U.S. Military
  • You were a civilian military employee
  • You were a dependent of a member of the U.S. Military
AND
  • You spent a total time of 6 months or more associated with a military base
Do not donate if... From… And…
You were in:
  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia/Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hungary
  • Ireland (Republic of)
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • La Reunion
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Martinique
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands (Holland)
  • Norway
  • Poland
 
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Spanish North African Territories (Penon de Velez De la Gomera, Penon de Alhucemas,Islas Chafarinas, and the cities of Centa and Melilla)
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Yugoslavia (or the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)
January 1, 1980 to
Present
You spent a total time of 5 years or
more in Europe, which includes time
spent in the United Kingdom, or on
military bases as stated above

If any of these apply to you, your donation cannot be accepted. If you have any questions, please ask us. We sincerely appreciate your support.

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