The Food and Drug Administration is forbiding people who lived in the UnitedKingdom from donating blood here in the U-S. The move is intended to reducethe risk of transmitting mad cow disease. Jackie Cacciatoreis Director of Public Relations at the Blood Center of central Iowa and saysthe move will have a small impact on their efforts. Nationwide she says onlytwo-point-two percent of the donors will be banned.Cacciatore says they will need new donors to help make up the difference.Cacciatore says the move was made as a precaution and the risk is minimal.The Blood Center of Central Iowa collects, tests and distributes blood to 26hospitals in 22 Iowa counties.
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