The risk of a cancer-infected blood transfusions has been declared as a minor risk. This information was released by Italy´s European School of Oneology.
The research team stated in part, "that long term cancer survivors might be a fairly safe donor group." The research team did admit that donors with a previous history of cancer was limited in number for the research.
The school used the samples from 978 cancer cases from Sweden and Denmark. It was also stated that gender did not play a factor in the health risks.