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Table 2 Items for screening for donor eligibility

From: Donor human milk programs in German, Austrian and Swiss neonatal units - findings from an international survey

 Screening items
Health history and lifestyle
questionnaire (n = 37)
n (%)
 Chronic illness or long term medication37 (100)
 Nicotine abuse37 (100)
 Alcohol consumption37 (100)
 History of drug abuse35 (95)
 Promiscuity29 (78)
 Frequent consumption of caffeine27 (70)
 Special diets (vegan, vegetarian)24 (65)
Serological Screening (n = 40)
 HIV 1 and 240 (100)
 Hepatitis B40 (100)
 Syphillis33 (83)
 Hepaptitis C32 (80)
 CMV30 (75)
 HTLV 1 and 210 (25)
  1. CMV cytomegalovirus; HIV human immunodeficiency virus; HTLV human T-lymphotrophic virus