"The ODAPC is currently investigating the process to determine the gender of the collector for direct observation collections of transgender donors. At this time, the observer should be the same gender as the gender that the donor identifies themselves to be. Example: If a driver identifies themselves as female, then the observer would be female."
This rule only applies to the observer of a direct observation collection. A collector does not need to be the same gender as the donor, unless the collection is performing a direct observation collection. For other types of collections, the gender of the observer/collector is not an issue.our post here.