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United States Department of TransportationUnited States Department of Transportation

Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Decision Considerations - Aerospace Medical Dispositions
Item 48. General Systemic - Blood Donation

Blood Donation - All Classes

Disease/Condition Evaluation Data Disposition
A. One unit
(less than or equal to 500 ml)
After a 24 hour recovery period and the airman has no symptoms: ISSUE
Summarize this history in Block 60.
B. Two or more units
(more than 500 ml) This includes Power Red (double red cell donation)
After a 72 hour recovery period and the airman has no symptoms: ISSUE
Summarize this history in Block 60.
C. Platelet OR Plasma donation After a 4-hour recovery period and the airman has no symptoms: ISSUE
Summarize this history in Block 60.

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