Advice for mothers wishing to store cord blood at risk of Zika Virus

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You can check out the Public Health Guidelines on Zika Virus here: Public Health Guidelines

Advice for mothers wishing to store cord blood at risk of Zika Virus:

Obligatory must not donate if:
a) A mother has been diagnosed with chikungunya, dengue or Zika Virus infection whilst in an endemic area or following her return to the UK during this pregnancy. OR PARTICULAR PARTNER COUNTRY
b) A mother has either had a history of symptoms suggestive of chikungunya dengue or Zika Virus infection whilst in an endemic area or following her return to the UK during this pregnancy. OR PARTICULAR PARTNER COUNTRY
c) In other cases it is less than four weeks from a mother’s return from a Tropical Virus Risk endemic area.

Source: UK National Blood Service

We recommend that you speak to your GP if you have any concerns regarding Zika Virus. Smart Cells are not able to assist any further with this matter.

You can also find this information in our FAQ’s section.

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