Blood donated after vaccination with rabies vaccine derived from sheep brain cells might transmit CJD

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7069.1405a (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1405
  1. Subhash C Arya
  1. Clinical microbiologist Centre for Logistical Research and Innovation, M-122 (of part 2), Greater Kailash-II, New Delhi-110048, India

    EDITOR,—Janet Morgan reports that the National Blood Authority in Britain has decided to tighten the donor screening programme to exclude transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or its variant through blood donations.1 Prospective donors will be prevented from donating blood if they have a history of treatment with human growth hormone or if one of their siblings, parents, or grandparents developed the disease. I would …

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