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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Frequently Asked Questions concerning the ban on donating blood for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), also called "Mad-Cow Disease.”
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What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease?
Why is this blood donor deferral in effect?
Why can’t I donate blood?
What is the risk of actually contracting vCJD/BSE as a result of travel to Europe in the past?
When will I be able to donate again?
Will this affect self-donation for an elective surgery?
What can I do right now?
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