Transfusion-associated hepatitis before the screening of blood for hepatitis risk factors.


BACKGROUND The true incidence of transfusion-associated hepatitis (TAH) before blood screening is unknown. Our aims were to reevaluate blood recipients receiving unscreened blood and analyze hepatitis viruses circulating more than 45 years ago. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Cryopreserved serum samples from 66 patients undergoing open heart surgery in the 1960s… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/trf.12682