[The impact of the implementation of staying in the United Kingdom for six months or more as donor exclusion criteria on the donor base of the Basque Country].

@article{Vaquero2001TheIO,
  title={[The impact of the implementation of staying in the United Kingdom for six months or more as donor exclusion criteria on the donor base of the Basque Country].},
  author={M A P{\'e}rez Vaquero and M A Basaldua and Alicia Ibarra and A Renovales and Ane Larrea and Miguel Angel Vesga},
  journal={Medicina clinica},
  year={2001},
  volume={116 11},
  pages={413-5}
}
BACKGROUND To reduce the risk of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by blood products some countries exclude persons who have spent six months or more cumulatively in the United Kingdom as blood donors. METHOD We asked our donors about this selection criteria to evaluate the loss of blood donors and donations in case of implementation of this measure. RESULTS 11,681 donors and 1,648 refused persons were analyzed. 123 (1.05%) and 11 (0.66%) respectively fulfilled this criteria… CONTINUE READING