Transgender Donor and Observation

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drsajid
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Transgender Donor and Observation

Post by drsajid » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:44 pm

Any guidance on how to proceed with observed DOT drugs screen for a transgender donor. Situation was, there was biologically female donor who identified themselves as a male. The drug screen was required to be observed. Ideally the observer should be the same biological gender as the donor, but in this case the donor's ID says female and donor says "I am a male." What to do? Do we make note of this on the CC forms?

It's an awkward situation for both observer and donor.



Toby
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Re: Transgender Donor and Observation

Post by Toby » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:24 pm

Challenging situation - we are seeing gender defined as what the individual identifies as in the cultural setting. When possible a nurse or other experienced medical professional should observe.

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