Latest South African National Blood Service Stories

2011-07-25 08:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) presented new data which demonstrated that its use of Novartis nucleic acid testing (NAT) products to screen donated blood for HIV and Hepatitis has resulted in a significant increase in the safety of the South African blood supply.

2006-01-12 13:00:00

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's blood donor service has banned blood from sexually active homosexual men due to a higher risk of HIV, it said on Thursday, provoking an angry response from gay activists.

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