Published in Blood Weekly, August 31st, 2000
In evaluating the risk, D. Grgicevic and colleagues, Croatian Institute Transfusion Medicine, assessed "frequency of blood donations repeatedly reactive for HBsAg [hepatitis B surface antigen] and anti-HCV [hepatitis C virus] (1993-1999); blood donations confirmed positive for HBsAg and anti-HCV (1997-1999), anti-HIV-1/2, and syphilis reactivity (1993-1999); number of registered patients with hepatitis B and C; transfusion-associated hepatitis B and hepatitis C; and frequency of HBV, HCV, and HIV markers in patients...
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