FDA Defers Blood Donor Screening Recs For Monkeypox, For Now

By Beth Wang / August 8, 2022 at 3:54 PM
FDA does not currently plan to recommend that blood donors be screened for monkeypox infection, telling Inside Health Policy the risk of transmission through blood transfusion “remains theoretical.” FDA is monitoring the virus’s spread in the United States and around the world and will review any available information about the potential for transmission through transfusion and consider recommendations as appropriate, the agency says. The Red Cross, however, does plan to screen blood donors for the virus, even though it...

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