The real millennium bug

In the first quarter of this century, recognition of the different blood groups, combined with improved venepuncture techniques, allowed blood transfusions to be performed with relative safety. The same technologies led to the spread of a variety of different infectious agents capable of causing a post transfusion hepatitis.

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