Current risk for transfusion transmitted infections.

  title={Current risk for transfusion transmitted infections.},
  author={Roger Y. Dodd},
  journal={Current opinion in hematology},
  volume={14 6},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Blood safety is a topic of continuing concern, and much effort is expended on measures to decrease the risk for transmission of infectious agents via transfusion. At the same time, emerging infections may threaten this safety. A periodic review of risk is therefore appropriate. RECENT FINDINGS The risk for major transfusion transmissible infections continues to decline as a result of continually strengthening interventions and because of more general improvements in public… CONTINUE READING
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