Toward a Safer Blood Supply: The Impact of Molecular Testing

  • Niel T. Constantine
  • Patricia A. Wright
  • Ahmed Saleh
  • Anna DeMarinis
Part of the Molecular and Translational Medicine book series (MOLEMED)


Blood banks in the USA strive to have the safest blood supply in the world. To accomplish this, testing for infectious diseases is federally mandated through strict regulatory measures and is continuously monitored for effectiveness and accuracy. Extraordinary quality assurance oversight is omnipresent and monitored by several government and nongovernmental organizations including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), and various state health authorities.


West Nile Virus Blood Bank Donor Screening Blood Donor Screening Infectious Disease Testing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niel T. Constantine
    • 1
  • Patricia A. Wright
    • 2
  • Ahmed Saleh
    • 1
    • 3
  • Anna DeMarinis
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Institute of Human VirologyUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Signature Healthcare-Brockton HospitalBrocktonUSA
  3. 3.Faculty of Science, Zoology DepartmentCairo UniversityCairoEgypt
  4. 4.The DeMarinis Group, LLCNorth AttleboroughUSA

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