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From: TSS (
Subject: New restrictions to combat CJD (blood and surgical)
Date: October 31, 2004 at 5:55 pm PST

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Subject: New restrictions to combat CJD (blood and surgical)
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 19:58:04 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

New restrictions to combat CJD
2004-10-31 16:10:02+00
The Blood Transfusion Service is putting more restrictions on blood
donations to further reduce the risk of variant CJD being transmitted by
blood transfusions.

From tomorrow, the IBTS will not accept blood from anyone who has spent
one year or more in the UK between January 1980 and December 1996 or
from anyone who has had certain operations in the UK, including removal
of appendix or tonsils, since January 1980.

The service says it needs at least 3,000 blood donations a week to
supply the country's hospitals, but the new restrictions will result in
the loss of about 4,000 donors.


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