Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 13th, 2004
According to a study from the United States, "Records of the transmission of bacterial infections by transfusion date back to the beginning of organized blood banking. Despite tremendous strides in preventing viral infection through careful donor screening and viral testing, there has been little improvement in reducing the risk of bacterial sepsis since the introduction of closed collection systems. Based on the French Hemovigilance study, the British Serious Hazards of Transmission (SHOT) study and fatality reports to the United...
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