Blood Borne Infections

Some infections can be passed on through blood
Some infections can be passed on through blood

There are no known cases of any clotting factor product currently used in Scotland transmitting a blood borne infection.  Although any treatment which uses human blood or tissue carries an inherent risk, current treatments are considered to be as safe as they can be.

However, in the past clotting factor products have become contaminated with infections which were being carried by people who donated blood plasma.  As a result many of our members live with Hepatitis, HIV or both.

There has also been a theoretical exposure to the prion associated to vCJD.  As a result we take a close interest in what treatments are a available for theses infections and what progress is being made towards cures.

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Hepatitis C

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