Hepatitis E screening

2017 Update

NHSBT introduced hepatitis E virus (HEV) screened components on 14 March 2016 following a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO).   Following a review in October 2016 SaBTO have now advised the UK blood Services to move to 100% screening when practically possible.  NHSBT are currently in the process of implementing 100% screening; selective screening will continue until this implementation process is complete.