Recommendation by the European Committee on Blood Transfusion (CD-P-TS)
Deferral criteria for blood donors, especially with regard to sexual behaviours, are much debated. The present situation involving the permanent deferral of individuals whose behaviour places them at high risk of acquiring severe infectious diseases that are transmissible by blood is being questioned in terms of whether this kind of donor deferral is rightful, appropriate, efficient and required.
Blood and Blood Components: Safety, Quality, Training and Ethical Matters Concerning Preparation, Use and Quality Assurance - 1st Edition (2012)
Guide to the Preparation, Use and Quality Assurance of Blood Components - 16th Edition (2010)