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Can I get hepatitis B from blood transfusions?

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Donated blood is tested for the virus, so your chances of getting the disease from a transfusion are low. Any infected blood is discarded.

From: Hepatitis B WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 26, 2019

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 26, 2019

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