25 Aug 2023

Expert calls for end to blood donation ban for mad cow disease

From Morning Report, 8:36 am on 25 August 2023

An infectious diseases expert is calling for an end to the blood donation ban for New Zealanders who lived in the UK during the mad cow disease epidemic.

The Massey University ecologist, Professor David Hayman, says there's just a one in a billion chance of contracting mad cow disease via a blood donation.

He spoke to Corin Dann.