Plasma recall

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The Independent Online
A second batch of blood products made with donations from a victim of the human form of mad cow disease was recalled yesterday. The National Blood Authority sent out a notice to all major hospitals recalling plasma products after it emerged the latest official case of new variant Creutzfeld Jacob disease had given blood.

Blood plasma donated by an unnamed victim of new variant CJD - the brain condition believed to be triggered by eating beef infected with mad cow disease - was traced to the products after the case was confirmed at the end of last week. This is the second such recall following new recommendations from the European Committee on Proprietary Medicinal Products.

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