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US worried as restrictions on blood donors tighten

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7311.469/a (Published 01 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:469
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    The American Red Cross, which provides about half of the nation's blood supplies, is expanding its ban on blood donations to all of Europe.

    From this month, the Red Cross will reject blood donations from anyone who has lived or spent a cumulative total of six months or more in any European country since 1980.

    This …

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