Canadian Blood Services to screen for Chagas disease

Comeau, Pauline
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/31/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 3, p242
Academic Journal
The article reports that the Canadian Blood Services will commence testing for a tropical disease rarely found north of the 49th parallel when the blood donation production process is overhauled in mid-to-late 2008. Two tests for Chagas disease are in line for Health Canada approval. Testing donated blood for Chagas will be delayed until the agency switches to the "Buffy Coat" method of blood platelet production.


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