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Do they screen well now for diseases in blood donors?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Absolutely
Despite an indoctrination tract full of outright lies from a cult, the risk of contracting infection from a unit of blood is extremely low.
For hiv, it is probably less than 1 in 3 million. Hepatitis c, once the bane of the transfusion service, is now rarely transmitted, and about 14 other diseases, even west nile, are sought for by 21st century methods.

In brief: Absolutely
Despite an indoctrination tract full of outright lies from a cult, the risk of contracting infection from a unit of blood is extremely low.
For hiv, it is probably less than 1 in 3 million. Hepatitis c, once the bane of the transfusion service, is now rarely transmitted, and about 14 other diseases, even west nile, are sought for by 21st century methods.
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