Uniform Donor Risk Interview Forms Available

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Interview forms optimized for obtaining medical history, behavioral risk, and travel information for a donor of organs and/or tissues, including ocular tissue, are now available. Three "Uniform Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI)" forms are available at:

Uniform DRAI - Donor > 12 yrs old 9-10-14
Uniform DRAI - Child donor less than or equal to 12 yrs old 9-10-14
Uniform DRAI - Birth Mother 9-10-14

The forms were finalized by the DRAI Stakeholder Review Group, experts representing donation and transplantation organizations and government agencies.

Guidance for implementing the 'adult' donor form was developed by representatives of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA), and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Instructions in the guidance are critical to appropriate, successful use, and it includes history of the project leading to creation of these consensus documents:

Uniform DRAI (Adult) Implementation Guidance Document 9-10-14

The guidance is being updated to include the 'child' donor form as well as the form for the birth mother. Publication of the next version is expected before the end of 2014.

A qualitative evaluation of the 'adult' donor form was performed by Stephanie Willson, Ph.D. from the Questionnaire Design Research Laboratory, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers or Disease Control ad Prevention. A Draft of her report is available:

Cognitive Evaluation of the Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI): Results of Interviews Conducted April - December, 2013

Study results led to improvements included in the forms issued today and a final report will be posed on the Q-Bank website: http://www.cdc.gov/qbank/Home.aspx.

A crosswalk of interview questions to regulatory and standards requirements can be accessed for one form:

Uniform DRAI - Donor greater than 12 yrs old Requirements Crosswalk 9-10-14

Matching versions for the other two forms will be published soon along with generic flowcharts for questions appearing on all three forms.

Another guidance document developed by AOPO, EBAA, and AATB provides expectations and describes best practice for managing an effective Quality Program to provide a high level of assurance the DRAI process is being performed consistently as intended. It contains components of the program such as: standard operating procedures; staff qualifications, training and competency; sampling plans for quality control measures; auditing examples; and corrective and preventative action:

Effective Quality Assurance of the Donor Risk Assessment Interview, Version 2, September 16, 2013