Donor mothers must be:
1. In good health.
2. Willing to have blood tests to rule out communicable diseases.
3. Only using approved medications.
4. Free from smoking.
5. Free from illegal drug and regular alcohol use.
You may still qualify as a DONOR if
- You have had a major illness or surgery in the last 12 months.
- You have heart disease or high blood pressure.
- You have had vaccinations or shots in the last 12 months.
- You have taken certain medication.
- You have had a significant weight loss.
- You drink coffee or alcohol in moderation.
- You received blood or blood products longer than 12 months ago.
You cannot be a DONOR if
- You have ever been infected with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
- You have ever been infected with HIV or a venereal disease within the last 12 months.
- You are diabetic requiring insulin injections.
- You have ever received human pituitary growth hormone or a dura mater transplant.
- You have a history of cancer.
- You have ever injected drugs intravenously.
- You have had intimate contact with anyone at risk for HIV, HTLV or infectious hepatitis.
- You smoke, use any tobacco or a nicotine patch or live with a smoker.