Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 19th, 2005
According to a published report from England, "Although the risk of infection by blood transfusion is relatively low, breakthrough infections still occur. Transfusion-related fatalities caused by infections continue to be reported, and blood is not tested for many potentially dangerous pathogens."
"The current paradigm for increasing the safety of the blood supply is the development and implementation of laboratory screening methods and restrictive donor criteria.
"When considering the large number of known pathogens and the fact that pathogens continue to emerge,"...
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