Mapping out the consequences of screening blood donations for PrPSc – UK Department of Health 17 February 2009

Posted on April 9, 2009. Filed under: Haematology, Infectious Diseases |

Mapping out the consequences of screening blood donations for PrPSc

Document type:      Report
Author:                  Peter Bennett and Stephen Dobra, Health Protection Analytical Team, UK Department of Health
Published date:      17 February 2009
Pages:                  34

This report sets out the implications of testing blood donations for abnormal prion protein, which indicate infection with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD). It considers the potential consequences of a screening test for donors, for the safety and supply of blood, and for subsequent precautions against further transmission of vCJD.

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