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Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of those who participated in routine blood donations have died of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease since 1997. (266419)

The Transfusion Medicine Epidemiology Review, a collaborative project between the United Kingdom National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit and the United Kingdom Blood Services, records that since 1997 blood components have been issued from 17 blood donors who subsequently died of vCJD.