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UK blood products are banned

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7133.723g (Published 07 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:723
  1. John Warden
  1. London

    Precautionary measures to protect patients against the theoretical risk of contracting variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) from blood products from donors in the United Kingdom were announced last week by the Department of Health.

    Imported plasma will now be used while a review of plasma from donors in Britain is conducted over the next four months. The action, initiated by the Committee on Safety of Medicines, follows three recalls of …

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