Blood donor screening 2016
17 May 2017
As previously, only a low number of donors tested positive to HIV and hepatitis B and C.
In Denmark, every time they donate blood, donors are screened for hepatitis B, C and HIV.
In 2016, a total of 279,357 units of blood were screened. One multiple donor tested positive for HIV and one first-time donor tested positive for hepatitis C.
NAT screening (nucleic acid amplification technique) of donor blood for HIV, hepatitis B and C virus (HBV and HCV) was introduced by law on 1 January 2009, but was discontinued in the 2017 Danish State Budget.
For more information, please see EPI-NEWS 19/17.