HTLV is a virus that can be transmitted through blood contact. Screening may be conducted to identify infected donors.
Tag: disease transmission
CMV is a common virus that can be transmitted through blood transfusions. Some blood banks screen for CMV
In areas where malaria is endemic, donors may be screened for malaria parasites to prevent the spread of the disease.
This parasitic infection, transmitted by triatomine bugs, is a concern in certain regions. Some blood banks screen for Chagas disease
In regions where West Nile Virus is prevalent, blood banks may screen for the virus to prevent its transmission
A blood test is used to detect the bacterium that causes syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection. Positive results may result
These tests identify the presence of hepatitis B and C viruses, both of which can lead to liver disease. Positive results
This test checks for the presence of the virus that causes AIDS. Donors who test positive for HIV are typically deferred