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Optional Testing Programme

This programme is for transfusion recipients only. It is not intended for patients who have other risks for Hepatitis C. Recipients of blood transfusion (blood or blood components) in Ireland prior to October 1991 are offered screening for Hepatitis C virus by their General Practitioner.

Transfusion recipients are invited to attend their General Practitioner and submit a blood sample. General Practitioners are provided with sampling kits by the IBTS and testing to patients is free.

National Blood Centre, James's Street, Dublin 8.       Tel: 00 353 1 4322800       Fax: 00 353 1 4322930