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New FDA Guidance: No deferral for Cruetzfeldt-Jakob Disease (or mad cow disease)

 

A new guidance by the FDA lifts the deferral for donating blood for those who were previously deferred due to spending time or living in the United Kingdom, France or Ireland. The FDA determined there is no longer a risk of transmitting Cruetzfeldt-Jakob Disease (or mad cow disease) to patients receiving blood transfusions.

Blood donors who were previously deferred for living in or traveling to the UK, France or Ireland are asked to come in and donate blood.

Please visit lifesouth.org or call 888-795-2707 to schedule an appointment to donate or to find out more information.

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