1. Irish Blood Transfusion reverses 15-year-long UK donor deferral policy  Irish Examiner
  2. Blood transfusions from UK donors could be made available again for people born after 1996  Daily Mail
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Headline Irish Blood Transfusion reverses 15-year-long UK donor deferral policyThe Irish Blood Transfusion Service has reversed a 15-year-long donor deferral policy for people who have lived in Britain because the transfusion transmission risk of a human form of a disease commonly known as 'Mad Cow Disease' is now considered to be remote.

Irish Blood Transfusion reverses 15-year-long UK donor deferral policy

Officials made the ruling in 2004 following the deaths of four people who got 'mad cow disease' from blood transfusions. It meant the NHS had to import blood from Austria and Poland.Officials made the ruling in 2004 following the deaths of four people who got 'mad cow disease' from blood transfusions. It meant the NHS had to import blood from Austria and Poland.

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