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Delay in plasma replacement

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7170.1409a (Published 21 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1409
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    It will be several more months before safe, imported supplies of anti-D immunoglobulin are available to British doctors to replace supplies from the United Kingdom which carry a hypothetical risk of transmitting new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (nvCJD) to pregnant women who are Rh negative.

    The health secretary, Frank Dobson, told the Commons last week that obtaining blood products and plasma from abroad had proved more difficult than he had been advised it would be last February when he had ordered that the use of plasma from the United Kingdom should be phased out (7 March, p 726). Mr …

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