Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 18th, 2003
FDA is taking this interim measure to assure the safety of the blood supply while more is learned about the disease. At this time, it is unknown whether SARS can be transmitted through blood.
Current FDA regulations require that a donor be in good health at the time of donation. Standard procedures already in place should serve as an effective safeguard against donation by a potential donor with symptoms.
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