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Could organ and blood donation cause prion disease?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not for donor

A donor of an organ or blood cannot be infected with a prion disease.
An organ recipient can become infected with a prion disease if the donor suffered from that disease. For example, until this was recognized and screening initiatted, it was possible to transmit creutzfeld-jacob disease through cornea transplant.

In brief: Not for donor

A donor of an organ or blood cannot be infected with a prion disease.
An organ recipient can become infected with a prion disease if the donor suffered from that disease. For example, until this was recognized and screening initiatted, it was possible to transmit creutzfeld-jacob disease through cornea transplant.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: No

Donating blood or organ does not cause prion disease.

In brief: No

Donating blood or organ does not cause prion disease.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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