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Malaria

Donor Qualification

Travel

Travelling to certain regions abroad will result in temporary or permanent ineligibility to donate blood. This restriction is based on four criteria:

You must be able to provide the following information at the interview with the employee on a blood drive: the country or countries you have traveled to in the past 3 years as well as the return dates.

You will find below the list of countries where there is a risk of malaria. If, in the last 3 years, you stayed in any one of the regions where there is a risk of malaria, the duration of your exclusion will depend on the duration of your stay:

Stay of less than 6 months: 

You are eligible 1 year after the date of return.

Stay of 6 months or more: 

You are eligible 3 years after the date of return. Should you have any doubts or questions regarding the criterion, please, contact us.

COUNTRIES

COMMENTS

Afghanistan

Risk in all areas.

Angola

Risk in all areas.

Azerbaïjan

No risk in the city of Baku.

Bangladesh

No risk in the city of Dhaka.

Belize

No risk in the Belize City.

Benin

Risk in all areas.

Bhutan

Risk in all areas.

Bolivia

No risk  in the cities of La Paz, Oruro, Potosi, Sucre and Lake Titicaca.

Botswana

No risk in the cities of Francistown and Gabarone.

Brazil

No risk in the following cities, states, resorts and tourist areas:  Alagoas, Aracaju, Bahia, Belo Horizonte, Ceara, Curitiba, Espirito Santo, Florianopolis, Fortaleza, Goiânia, Goias, Iguazu falls, Joao Pessoa, Maceio, Minas Gerais, Natal, Paraiba, Parana, Pernambuco, Piaui, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Salvador, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sergipe, Teresina, Vitoria.

Burkina Faso

Risk in all areas.

Burma (Myanmar)

Risk in all areas.

Burundi

Risk in all areas.

Cambodia

No risk in the city of Phnom Penh and at the temple complex of Angkor Wat.

Cameroon

Risk in all areas.

Cape Verde Islands

Risk on Sao Tiago Island.

Central African Republic

Risk in all areas.

Chad

Risk in all areas.

China (including Tibet)

Risk in a rural area.

Colombia

No risk in the cities of Bogota, Cartagena, Manizales, Medellin and San Juan de Pasto.

Comoros

Risk in all areas.

Congo

Risk in all areas.

Côte d’Ivoire

Risk in all areas.

Cyprus

Risk in the turkish zone with the exception of Nicosia.

Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Risk in all areas.

Djibouti

Risk in all areas.

Dominican Republic

No risk in the cities of Santiago and Santo Domingo.

Ecuador

No risk in the cities of Quito and Guayaquil and on Galapagos Islands.

El Salvador

No risk In the cities of San Miguel, San Salvador and Santa Ana and all along the Pacific coast.

Equatorial Guinea

Risk in all areas.

Eritrea

No risk in the city of Asmara.

Ethiopia

no risk in the city of Addis Ababa.

French Guyana

No risk in the city of Cayenne.

Gabon

Risk in all areas.

Gambia

Risk in all areas.

Ghana

Risk in all areas.

Guatemala

No risk in the cities of Antigua, Guatemala and in Atitlan Lake.

Guinea

Risk in all areas.

Guinea-Bissau

Risk in all areas.

Guyana

Risk in all areas.

Haïti

Risk in all areas.

Honduras

No risk in the cities of San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa.

India

Risk in all areas.

Indonesia

No risk in cities of Jakarta and Ubud and resort areas of Java or Bali.

Iran
(Islamic Republic of )

Risk in all areas.

Kenya

Risk in all areas.

North Korea

Risk in all areas.

South Korea

No risk in Seoul city.

Laos
(People’s Democratic Republic)

No risk in the city of Vientiane.

Liberia

Risk in all areas.

Madagascar

Risk in all areas.

Malawi

Risk in all areas.

Malaysia

Risk in all areas.

Mali

Risk in all areas.

Mauritania

Risk in all areas.

Mayotte (Island)

Risk in all areas.

Mexico

No risk in the cities and resort areas of Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Cozumel (island), Cuernavaca, Ixtapa, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Matamoros, Mexico City, Mujeres Island, Playa Blanca, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, San José del Cabo, Tampico, Tijuana, Tulum, Tuxpan, Veracruz, Zihuatanejo or the archeological sites of Chichen Itza and Coba.

Mozambique

Risk in all areas.

Myanmar (Burma)

No risk in the cities of Mandalay and Rangoon (Yangon).

Namibia

Risk in all areas.

Nepal

No risk in the city of Katmandou and on typical Himalayan treks.

Nicaragua

Risk in all areas.

Niger

Risk in all areas.

Nigeria

Risk in all areas.

Oman

Risk in all areas.

Pakistan

Risk in all areas.

Panama

No risk in the area of the Panama Canal, in the Panama City and in the provinces of Cocle, Chiriqui, Herrera, Los Santos and San Miguelito.

Papua New Guinea

Risk in all areas.

Peru

No risk in the city of Lima and tourist areas of Cuzco, Machu Picchu or Lake Titicaca and in the cities of Arequipa, Ica, Moquegua, Nazca, Puno and Tacna.

Philippines

No risk in the cities of Cebu, Manila and Quezon.

Rwanda

Risk in all areas.

Sao Tomé and Principe

Risk in all areas.

Saudi Arabia

No risk in the cities of Jeddah, Mecca, Medina, Riyadh and Taïf.

Senegal

Risk in all areas.

Sierra Leone

Risk in all areas.

Solomon Islands

Risk in all areas.

Somalia

Risk in all areas.

South Africa

No risk in the cities of Bhisho, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, East London, Johannesbourg, Kimberley,  Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.

Sudan

Risk in all areas.

Suriname

Risk in all areas.

Swaziland

Risk in all areas.

Tajikistan

Risk in all areas.

Tanzania
(United Republic)

Risk in all areas.

Thaïland

No risk in the islands of Krabi province and PAttaya city.

Timor Leste (Oriental Timor)

Risk in all areas.

Togo

Risk in all areas.

Uganda

Risk in all areas.

Vanuatu

Risk in all areas.

Venezuela

Risk in all areas.

Vietnam

No risk in the following cities : Da Nang, Haiphong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Nha Trang and Qui Nhon.

Yemen

No risk in the city of Sanaa.

Zaire
(Democratic Republic of Congo)

Risk in all areas.

Zambia

Risk in all areas.

Zimbabwe

Risk in all areas.

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