People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
~ Rogers Hornsby (April 27, 1896 - January 05, 1963)
This approval is the result of a tremendous cooperative effort among FDA, other public health agencies, the test kit manufacturers and the blood industry. To develop an investigational test to screen blood, tissue and organ donors, and to get this test in blood banks throughout the country, and then licensed this quickly is a remarkable achievement for public health and patient safety.