UK blood products are bannedBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7133.723g (Published 07 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:723
- John Warden
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 …