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Commission Directive 2006/17/EC of 8 February 2006 implementing Directive 2004/23/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards certain technical requirements for the donation, procurement and testing of human tissues and cells (Text with EEA relevance)

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1.1.General criteria for exclusionU.K.+E.U.

1.1.1.Cause of death unknown, unless autopsy provides information on the cause of death after procurement and none of the general criteria for exclusion set out in the present section applies.U.K.+E.U.
1.1.2.History of a disease of unknown aetiology.U.K.+E.U.
1.1.3.Presence, or previous history, of malignant disease, except for primary basal cell carcinoma, carcinoma in situ of the uterine cervix, and some primary tumours of the central nervous system that have to be evaluated according to scientific evidence. Donors with malignant diseases can be evaluated and considered for cornea donation, except for those with retinoblastoma, haematological neoplasm, and malignant tumours of the anterior segment of the eye.U.K.+E.U.
1.1.4.Risk of transmission of diseases caused by prions. This risk applies, for example, to:U.K.+E.U.

people diagnosed with Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, or variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, or having a family history of non-iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease;


people with a history of rapid progressive dementia or degenerative neurological disease, including those of unknown origin;


recipients of hormones derived from the human pituitary gland (such as growth hormones) and recipients of grafts of cornea, sclera and dura mater, and persons that have undergone undocumented neurosurgery (where dura mater may have been used).

For variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, further precautionary measures may be recommended.

1.1.5.Systemic infection which is not controlled at the time of donation, including bacterial diseases, systemic viral, fungal or parasitic infections, or significant local infection in the tissues and cells to be donated. Donors with bacterial septicaemia may be evaluated and considered for eye donation but only where the corneas are to be stored by organ culture to allow detection of any bacterial contamination of the tissue.U.K.+E.U.
1.1.6.History, clinical evidence, or laboratory evidence of HIV, acute or chronic hepatitis B (except in the case of persons with a proven immune status), hepatitis C and HTLV I/II, transmission risk or evidence of risk factors for these infections.U.K.+E.U.
1.1.7.History of chronic, systemic autoimmune disease that could have a detrimental effect on the quality of the tissue to be retrieved.U.K.+E.U.
1.1.8.Indications that test results of donor blood samples will be invalid due to:U.K.+E.U.

the occurrence of haemodilution, according to the specifications in Annex II, section 2, where a pre-transfusion sample is not available; or


treatment with immunosuppressive agents.

1.1.9.Evidence of any other risk factors for transmissible diseases on the basis of a risk assessment, taking into consideration donor travel and exposure history and local infectious disease prevalence.U.K.+E.U.
1.1.10.Presence on the donor’s body of physical signs implying a risk of transmissible disease(s) as described in Annex IV, point 1.2.3.U.K.+E.U.
1.1.11.Ingestion of, or exposure to, a substance (such as cyanide, lead, mercury, gold) that may be transmitted to recipients in a dose that could endanger their health.U.K.+E.U.
1.1.12.Recent history of vaccination with a live attenuated virus where a risk of transmission is considered to exist.U.K.+E.U.
1.1.13.Transplantation with xenografts.U.K.+E.U.

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