Why are other people not allowed into the screening room?

You need to answer all questions on the questionnaire honestly. There are a number of sensitive questions on the questionnaire. You may only realise you have to answer a risk question with 'yes' when you fill out the form, but you may not dare to do so in the presence of another person (family member or friend). This can lead to an uncomfortable situation, and entail a large risk for the recipient of the blood. Sanquin wants to prevent this from happening at all costs. That is why children older than 6 years may not enter the screening room with you. Partners and parents may also not enter the screening room for the same reason, even if they state they have no secrets from each other.