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Can I get hepatitis C through blood transfusions in the us?
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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Extremely unlikely
Our blood supply in the us has multiple mechanisms to reduce the risk of acquiring hepatitis c through transfusion to less than 1 in 1.
6 million. However, tens of thousands of people got hepatitis c through blood transfusions prior to 1992 and so anyone who had a transfusion before 1992 should be tested for hepatitis c.

In brief: Extremely unlikely
Our blood supply in the us has multiple mechanisms to reduce the risk of acquiring hepatitis c through transfusion to less than 1 in 1.
6 million. However, tens of thousands of people got hepatitis c through blood transfusions prior to 1992 and so anyone who had a transfusion before 1992 should be tested for hepatitis c.
Dr. Camilla Graham
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes but rare
Since 1992, the us blood supply has been rigorously tested for many infections including hepatitis c.
Getting a blood transfusion since then has been pretty safe. Your risk of contracting hepatitis c is not zero but the risk is low.

In brief: Yes but rare
Since 1992, the us blood supply has been rigorously tested for many infections including hepatitis c.
Getting a blood transfusion since then has been pretty safe. Your risk of contracting hepatitis c is not zero but the risk is low.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
There are molecular testing also performed in every donor to detect the RNA of Hepatitis C, reducing the risk even more.
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