Article Abstract

Hepatitis B viral safety of blood donations: new gaps identified

Authors: Wolfram H. Gerlich, Dieter Glebe, Christian G. Schüttler


In a recent paper published in the respected gastroenterological journal Gut, Candotti et al. report the transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) to nine recipients of blood products which were tested for HBV by the highest current diagnostical standards (1). How could that happen?