Oct 19, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
Here are the reasons: Canada:
I'm not sure which agency you went to, but they are apparently not following the CDC and FDA guidelines:
"FDA Screening Guidelines
Most travelers to an area with malaria are deferred from donating blood for 1 year after their return.
Former residents of areas where malaria is present will be deferred for 3 years.
People diagnosed with malaria cannot donate blood for 3 years after treatment, during which time they must have remained free of symptoms of malaria."