Long-term survival after blood transfusion: a population based study in the North of England.

@article{Wallis2004LongtermSA,
  title={Long-term survival after blood transfusion: a population based study in the North of England.},
  author={Jonathan P. Wallis and Angus W Wells and John N. S. Matthews and Catherine Eluned Chapman},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 7},
  pages={1025-32}
}
BACKGROUND Blood transfusion may transmit infectious diseases with long incubation periods. Estimation of the risks of transmission of such disease requires know-ledge of long-term survival of transfused patients. No such information is available in the UK, where there is particular concern about possible transmission by trans-fusion of variant CJD. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Information on survival after transfusion and demographics was collected for all patients transfused during June 1994 in… CONTINUE READING

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