Mixos wrote:Blood donors in the UK have a blood sample tested at every donation, for CJD, HIV, Hepatitis,...
The last time I was involved with this issue was 2012. As far as I can tell the first accurate test for vCJD in blood was not developed until 2014. Certainly the Handbook of Transfusion Medicine
published in 2013 states that, "...no practical screening test for blood donors has yet been developed". Perhaps the Greek blood transfusion service do now screen for vCJD or perhaps they think it is more cost effective to exclude a relatively small group of people rather than screen. Also I cannot find any definitive statement that the UK blood transfusion service routinely screens for vCJD although an effective test does now exist. The NHS web site
simply refers to people who received a blood transfusion since 1980 not being able to give blood, because of the possibility of it being infected with vCJD. It does not mention screening while it does explicitly mention strict screening for Hepatitis B and C and HIV. If they were screening why would they keep the ban?