American Red Cross rejects Israeli blood donors, cites bureaucratic error as reason
Israel listed as country with risk of mad cow disease, Red Cross doctor explains, even though there's only ever been one reported case here.
For the past six months, the American Red Cross has been refusing to accept blood donations from people who have lived in Israel for five years or longer. The reason: a “bureaucratic misunderstanding” that marked Israel as a risk for mad cow disease.
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