Dr. Angela Robinson of the Blood Service said, “If you have donated blood in the last five years and are not contacted shortly, you can be assured that you are not involved in this new safety measure and need to take no further action.” The blood donors are being asked not to donate blood, tissue, or organs and to tell health professionals about their status so that extra precautions can be taken if they have surgery or invasive procedures, the United Kingdom Department of Health announced last week. The fatal disease is the human equivalent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. Officials said the National Blood Service was sending letters to the blood donors, with a telephone number for a help line staffed by senior transfusion experts. All the donors living in England gave blood in 1993, the announcement said. See also: “When a recipient of a blood transfusion goes on to develop vCJD, we have to consider the possibility that the infection could have been passed on through the transfusion,” Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson said. “Until a reliable blood screening test becomes available, it is sensible to proceed with highly precautionary measures such as this to rule out any possibility of onward transmission of the disease.” Officials said the likelihood of actual vCJD developing in someone carrying the agent is uncertain and that an infected person might never become ill. Dec 19, 2003, CIDRAP News story “Blood transmission of vCJD suspected in Britain” The first possible connection of a vCJD case with a blood transfusion was reported in Britain in December 2003. To date, 4 of 156 vCJD victims had blood transfusions that experts think might have contributed to their disease, the department said. The probable source of infection was identified in one case, because one of the blood donors later became ill with vCJD. Since 1997 British health agencies have take a number of steps to guard the blood supply from the vCJD agent. Starting in 1999, for example, all white blood cells were removed from blood used for transfusions, and last year agencies stopped taking blood from anyone who had received a transfusion since 1980. People contract vCJD mainly by eating beef contaminated with BSE, which spread through British cattle herds in the 1980s and 1990s. It is not known if any of the vCJD victims contracted the disease because of a blood transfusion, but the decision to warn the donors was based on a detailed risk assessment and the advice of two expert committees, the agency said. Jul 28, 2005 (CIDRAP News) About 100 people who gave blood to three people in Britain who later fell ill with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) are being warned that they may have an increased risk of carrying the vCJD agent.
View this post on Instagram MORE: Erin Andrews and Richard Sherman look back on The Interview View this post on Instagram Of course there was a party…and I wore a jumpsuit or two 😘🙋 @daniel.wingate @wingateofficial More details at @harpersbazaarusA post shared by Erin Andrews (@erinandrews) on Aug 18, 2017 at 6:38am PDTStoll is 37 years old, while Erin is 41.They currently do not have any children but they do have an adorable dog named Howard. Little sample of what you can find (and more) at @harpersbazaarus Photos by @toripintarphotographyA post shared by Erin Andrews (@erinandrews) on Aug 17, 2017 at 3:45pm PDTFrom Harper’s Bazaar:”At the 2012 World Series, two-time Stanley Cup winner Jarret Stoll sent a text to his friend, NFL alum and morning TV host Michael Strahan. It read: “Can you set me up with Erin Andrews?” One text lead to another. Strahan texted Erin, “My friend Jarret Stoll wants to take you to dinner.” Erin wasn’t interested—she wanted to wrap up her work covering the World Series.It was at the Tigers/Giants game in San Francisco that Jarret figured he’d try to make a move in person, walking past two security guards and bending over a railing to get to the dugout that Erin was reporting from. Impressed by his sly ability to trick security just to be able to introduce himself, Erin decided to give him a chance. After the World Series, the two went to dinner in Hollywood. The rest, as they say, is history.” “It was a huge step for my relationship with my boyfriend at the time,” Andrews said in a 2017 interview with Health magazine. “Because you don’t know if a guy is going to want to sit in with an oncologist and see, ‘OK, so this is your cervix, and this is your uterus, and we are cutting out this part.Andrews continued, “We hadn’t even been discussing marriage. We hadn’t discussed babies! It really puts things on the fast track for you — because you have an oncologist saying to you, ‘We highly recommend that you guys do your embryos right now, freeze them.’ I’m like, ‘Hi, hon. I love you. I hope we’re spending our lives together.’ And he was amazing.”Stoll popped the question three months later. View this post on Instagram Erin Andrews will be covering her third Super Bowl on Sunday as the 49ers take on the Chiefs in Miami.The Fox Sports broadcaster is married to former NHL star Jarret Stoll after their wedding in 2017. The pair started dating in 2012. Happy Birthday to Howard’s Dad @stolly28! We love you 🐻❤️🐶! Thank u @brozaphotoA post shared by Erin Andrews (@erinandrews) on Jun 24, 2017 at 6:12am PDTTheir relationship has not been without controversy.Andrews stuck by Stoll when he was arrested in 2015 for attempting to smuggle cocaine into a Las Vegas pool party .Kings’ Jarret Stoll had cocaine, Ecstasy on him at time of arrest in Las Vegas, police say http://t.co/hj4c9RWlmP pic.twitter.com/OIAmQJla1e— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) April 21, 2015Following Stoll’s arrest, Andrews appeared to take a dig at him during an episode of “Dancing with the Stars.”After Season 20, contender Willow Shields told Andrews about her anti-partying ways, and the DWTS host responded, “There’s nothing wrong with that. I feel like some other people should learn from you.”Likewise, Stoll supported Andrews through her $75 million civil trial against stalker Michael Barrett, who illegally filmed a video of the sportscaster in the nude through a peephole in her hotel room and posted it on the internet.During her second day of testimony, Andrews took the stand and said the video was ruining her relationship .”He [Stoll] didn’t know me before this happened,” Andrews said. “I think he would’ve loved the girl more that was there before this happened, and I feel very guilty about that.”Stoll once again proved himself as a solid support system for Andrews when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016.Andrews said the diagnosis accelerated their relationship.