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Patients with any degenerative neurological disease and those with clinically definitive CJD of any type must not be accepted as donors of tissues used for transplant purposes.
In the case of corneal grafts, a member of the ophthalmological team responsible for collecting the cornea should be instructed to make specific enquiries to exclude such cases. Corneas should not be taken from demented patients nor from patients who die from obscure neurological diseases.
Materials from such patients must not be used for the preparation of thromboplastin, growth hormone or other biological extracts used as reagents or for treatment.