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Nation IN BRIEF : WASHINGTON, D.C. : Blood Banks to Start Tests for Hepatitis C

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Blood bank agencies announced plans to screen all blood donations for hepatitis C, the most common serious infection spread by blood transfusions. The American Assn. of Blood Banks, the American Red Cross and the Council of Community Blood Centers said in a joint statement issued in Washington that the donated blood will be screened using a new test licensed by the Food and Drug Administration.


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