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BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:660

Blood transfusion recipients banned from donating blood: Blood donors in the United Kingdom are to be banned from giving blood if they have had a blood transfusion since 1980, because of fears of transmitting variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). Health Secretary John Reid announced the ban three months after the announcement that a British man who died from vCJD may have contracted …

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