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vCJD donor summary


Use of blood donations from vCJD cases


Fate of recipients

vCJD cases who received blood tranfusion(s) in the past

Relevant Publications

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The Transfusion Medicine Epidemiology Review (TMER) is a collaborative project between the UK NCJDRSU and the UK Blood Services.  The main purpose is to investigate whether there is any evidence that Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) or variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) may have been transmitted via the blood supply.

This website contains data on vCJD donors and cases of vCJD who have received transfusions in the past but does not contain data on the ongoing study of sporadic CJD.



This site was last updated on 27 April 2017