Overall Blood Supply Strategy with Regard to Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (VCJD): Supplement Issue: "Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy 2006, Volume 33, Supplement 2"

Overall Blood Supply Strategy with Regard to Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (VCJD): Supplement Issue: "Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy 2006, Volume 33, Supplement 2" : Report of the Working Group Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Health April 2006 (Update of the Report from August 2001) Supplement Issue: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy 2006, Vol. 33, Suppl. 2

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • S Karger Ag
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • English
  • 7, 7 fig., 17 tab.
  • 3805582382
  • 9783805582384

Table of contents

Editorial - The Impact of vCJD on a Safe Supply of Blood and Blood Products; Summary - Overall Blood Supply Strategy with Regard to vCJD; Statements of Epidemiology; The Occurrence of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; The Occurrence of vCJD; Estimation of the Extent of the Spread of vCJD; Safety of Blood and Blood Products with Regard to vCJD; Risk of Transmission of vCJD through Blood (Secondary Infections); The Reduction of TSE Infectious Materials in the Manufacture of Blood Products; Possible Measures for Reducing the Potential Risk of vCJD Transmission by Blood and Blood Products; Measures for the Optimal Use of Blood Products; Diagnosing vCJD: Screening Tests; Exclusion of Certain Categories of Persons from Donating Blood; Possible Measures for Safeguarding the Supply of Blood and Blood Products; Impact on the Amount of Blood Donations of a Deferral of Transfusion Recipients; Most Economical Use of Blood and Blood Products; Sustained Recruitment Measures; Increasing the Social Prestige of Blood Donors; Further Approximation of the Interpretation of Exclusion Criteria; Reduction of the Amount of Components Needed for Quality Control; Appendices; Appendix (A) Effect of Pool Size on the Potential Risk of vCJD Transmission; Appendix (B) Nanofiltration; Appendix (C) Diagnosing CJD; Appendix (D) Model Calculation Addressing an Exclusion of Donors with a History of Transfusion; Appendix (E) Exclusion of Transfusion Recipients: Estimating the Consequences; Appendix (F) Glossary; References; Documents Available for Downloading on the Internet.show more