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People who lived in the UK in the 'mad cow disease' years may now be able to give blood. The risk of vCJD is tiny

By Hamish McManus, Biostatistician, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney
Clive Seed, Adjunct lecturer in allograft transmissible infections, medical school (surgery), The University of Western Australia
Matthew Law, Professor and Program Head, Biostatistics and Databases Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney
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We calculated there was a one in 1.4 billion chance of someone contracting vCJD from a blood transfusion. And that risk will get even smaller with time.The Conversation


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