Tainted blood: Probing safety practices in the Danish blood system

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Tainted blood : Probing safety practices in the Danish blood system. / Deleuran, Ida; Sheikh, Zainab Afshan; Hoeyer, Klaus.

In: Health, Vol. 19, No. 5, 09.2015, p. 490-506.

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Deleuran, I, Sheikh, ZA & Hoeyer, K 2015, 'Tainted blood: Probing safety practices in the Danish blood system', Health, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 490-506. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459314556901

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Deleuran, I., Sheikh, Z. A., & Hoeyer, K. (2015). Tainted blood: Probing safety practices in the Danish blood system. Health, 19(5), 490-506. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459314556901

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Deleuran I, Sheikh ZA, Hoeyer K. Tainted blood: Probing safety practices in the Danish blood system. Health. 2015 Sep;19(5):490-506. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459314556901

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Deleuran, Ida ; Sheikh, Zainab Afshan ; Hoeyer, Klaus. / Tainted blood : Probing safety practices in the Danish blood system. In: Health. 2015 ; Vol. 19, No. 5. pp. 490-506.

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