More patients should be excluded from being tissue donors

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7138.1170 (Published 11 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1170
  1. Martin Zeidler, Specialist registrar in neurology,
  2. Paul Brown, Senior research scientist
  1. Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU
  2. Laboratory of Central Nervous System Studies, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD 20892, USA

    EDITOR—In their editorial, Allan and Tuft note the United Kingdom's criteria aimed at preventing patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease from becoming corneal donors.1 In the United Kingdom, as elsewhere, discrepancies occur in practice between groups excluded as blood donors and as corneal (and other) graft donors. Among these …

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