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Hepatitis By Blood Transfusion

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Transmission of Hep C through a Blood Transfusion

Hello!My mother had a blood transfusion in 1980/81 after an ectopic pregnancy. She refuses to get tested, but I'm concerned for her. She's very healthy, looks and feels great. Is it possible she could still have it after 26 years?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes it is possible. She should have a simple blood test for hepatitis C antibody. It is also very possible that if she got hepatitis C at that time, she may have cleared it due to her young age and Read more »

Hepatitis C

My sisters boyfriend was just told he has Hepatitis C possibly from when he was 2 and had blood... Read more »

ABOUT HEPATITIS B & C

WHY IS HEPATITIS B IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HEPATITIS C IN THE SCREENING TEST FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSION? Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya Seeks Support From PEPFAR to Expand Blood Transfusion Centers

...estimates it will cost about Sh230 million ($2.99 million) to build the new centers and train appropriate staff. The demand for blood transfusions in the country outweighs the supply, Ole Kiyiapi said, pointing to the fact that the country on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Aussies Getting Blood Transfusions When Not Needed

... Up to 30 percent of non-urgent blood transfusions in Australia are unnecessary and possibly dangerous, and they occur partly due to a misperception that a blood "pep up" is good Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Unsafe Blood Transfusions, Medical Practices in Central Asia Contributing to Spread of Infectious Diseases, Including HIV, World Bank Report Says

...reports. According to the report, of all the people living with HIV worldwide, 5% to 10% contracted the virus through contaminated blood transfusions (Kazakhstan Today/Gazeta.kz, 6/13). For the report, the World Bank -- in collaboration with ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Florida Launches Kids' World Blood Bank

...short supply, donated blood in underdeveloped countries is not adequately tested and can be contaminated with HIV or hepatitis. Blood transfusions are the cause of 40 percent of HIV/AIDS cases in children over age 1 worldwide, Satcher said. South... Read more »
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Posted by nomoreworry4me
... [edit] History Initially, the Red Cross's Australian blood services were managed by state-level organisations. Victoria's Blood Transfusion Service was founded in 1929, and by 1941 each state had its own Blood Transfusion Service. Also in 1941,... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Just a dubt

Posted by deddy, 6 Replies
hey guys, how are you? well, i have this question, maybe some can help me... i have 2 and 3 months negative test before insertive oral sex, BUT, now, on month 4, i have severe diarreah, enterly liquid (without fever).... do you think that this can... Read more »

read about redcross these dirty rotten workers

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...screened, British military officials located the soldiers and instructed them to be tested for blood-borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. "Where time is of the essence, it can be clinically essential to use American or other coalition... Read more »