HLTA02H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 24: Body Fluid, Precautionary Principle, Cirrhosis

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Canadian blood services - in 1998 two new organizations, canadian blood services and hema- Quebec, assumed the responsibility of managing the collection and distribution of blood and blood products from the red cross. While these organizations differ on some of their policies and procedures they are both regulated by health canada and must meet the same national regulatory standards. Hepatitis c - is a blood-borne disease that is spread by blood-to-blood contact with an infected person"s blood and which can cause liver inflammation, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. The estimates of people infected by transfusion-associated hepa c range from 60,000-160,000. Variation in infection 90% of those infected go to develop chronic hepatitis and from these, 10 percent will develop cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer after 10 years. Human immunodeficiency virus - commonly known as hiv, this retrovirus primarily attacks the human immune system and affects vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, and brain.

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