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Volume 13, Number 1—January 2007

Research

Blood Transfusion and Spread of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Klaus Dietz*Comments to Author , Günter Raddatz*, Jonathan Wallis†, Norbert Müller‡, Inga Zerr§, Hans-Peter Duerr*, Hans Lefèvre¶, Erhard Seifried#, and Johannes Löwer**
Author affiliations: *University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany; †Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom; ‡University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany; §University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany; ¶DRK Blood Donor Service West, Hagen, Germany; #DRK Blood Donor Service Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; **Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, Langen, Germany;

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Table 2

Joint distribution of transfusion history and blood donation

Received bloodDonated blood, no. observed 
(no. expected if events are independent)
Total no. (%)
NoYes
No401 (404)104 (101)505 (82)
Yes93 (90)19 (22)112 (18)
Total no. (%)494 (80)123 (20)617 (100)

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