DOI: 10.1111/bjh.19051 ISSN:

HTLV‐1 and blood donation

Edward L. Murphy
  • Hematology

Human T‐cell leukaemia virus type 1 (HTLV‐1) is a human retrovirus that causes adult T‐cell lymphoma and HTLV‐associated myelopathy. In this issue, Rosadas et al. use data from a recent WHO report to describe how blood banks test for HTLV‐1 and how this testing contributes to public health surveillance for the virus.

Commentary on: Rosadas et al. HTLV‐1 screening of blood donations: we are systematically missing opportunities. Br J Haematol 2023 (Online ahead of print). doi: 10.1111/bjh.18988.

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