Surveillance of risk profiles among new and repeat blood donors with transfusion-transmissible infections from 1995 through 2003 in the Netherlands.

@article{Bij2006SurveillanceOR,
  title={Surveillance of risk profiles among new and repeat blood donors with transfusion-transmissible infections from 1995 through 2003 in the Netherlands.},
  author={Akke K. van der Bij and Roel A. Coutinho and Cees L van der Poel},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2006},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={1729-36}
}
BACKGROUND To evaluate the effectiveness of blood donor selection, this study reports risk profiles of donors with transfusion-transmissible infections as obtained by ongoing surveillance, 1995 through 2003, in the Netherlands. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A surveillance program was installed to monitor risk profiles among new and repeat donors infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), or human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV), or positive for… CONTINUE READING

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