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Chapter 5

The Antiviral and Antibacterial Properties of Riboflavin and Light: Applications To Blood Safety and Transfusion Medicine

In the developed world, blood products are extensively tested for the presence of pathogens prior to administration. Nevertheless, there exists a small, but finite risk of transmission of infectious agents in transfusion medicine.1 The risks of viral infection are due to the “window period”; the per...

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Print publication date
15 Sep 2006
Copyright year
2006
Print ISBN
978-0-85404-331-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-539-7