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Phase I/II safety study of transfusion of prion-filtered red cell concentrates in transfusion-dependent patients.Cahill, M R; Murphy, T; Khan, M; Fagan, J; Murphy, W G; Department of Haematology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org (2010-08-01)Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (vCJD) is a fatal transfusion transmissible prion infection. No test for vCJD in the donor population is currently available. Therefore, prion removal by filtration of red cell concentrate (RCC) is an attractive option for prevention.