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Evaluating Eligibility Rules

Write a paper in APA format with references in which you analyze eligibility rules for the American National Red Cross

What are the types of eligibility rules used by the agency?
Do you notice any possible stigmatization or off-targeted benefits?
Do you notice any trade-offs? Overwhelming costs, overutilization, or underutilization? Explain your answer.
Do you notice any weak rules? Explain your answer.
In your judgment, are the eligibility rules fair and sufficient? Explain your answer.

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Write a paper in APA format with references in which you analyze eligibility rules for the American National Red Cross

What are the types of eligibility rules used by the agency?

There are different types of eligibility rules used by the American National Red Cross. First are the rules that clearly state that the American National Red Cross does not discriminate against age, ethnicity, economic lass or social class. Next are the blood donation eligibility rules. General guidelines are provided and these rules give specifics like the person must be healthy, at least 17 years old or 16 years if allowed by the state law. The weight of the person must be 110 points and must not have donated within last 8 weeks or double red cells during the last 16 weeks (American Red Cross 2008),. These general rules define what healthy is and this means that the person can perform normal activities. In addition, there is a discussion with the donor, there is blood testing before the blood donation process takes place. However, donating for self use requires a medical prescription (American Red Cross 2008).

There is a disclaimer that says that the list of circumstances is not complete. Specially trained technical staff discusses the condition of the donor in private. The American National Red Cross claims that most of the eligibility rules are specified by the Food and Drug Administration. Other rules are set by the doctors at blood centers. The Eligibility rules claims American National Red Cross are devised to protect the donor and the receiver of the blood (American Red Cross 2008).
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