When did blood banks begin testing donated blood for hepatitis C?

Excerpt from Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s: Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 8th ed., 2015, Chapter 119, states that donors were screened for risk of blood-borne viral infections in the 1980s and blood was tested for HCV-specific antibodies beginning in 1990

See also Donahue JG, et al: The declining risk of post-transfusion hepatitis C virus infection. N Engl J Med 1992; 327:369-373.


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