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Blood, tissue and organ screening

Inquiry status: Report published and government response received

The Science and Technology Committee held an inquiry into blood, tissue and organ screening following fears that vCJD – the human form of ‘mad cow’ disease – may be being spread by medical procedures.

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Correspondence from the Committee to Jane Ellison MP (PDF PDF 39 KB), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health relating to Blood, tissue and organ screening.

Correspondence from the Jane Ellison MP (PDF PDF 47 KB), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health to the Committee relating to Blood, tissue and organ screening.

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