Recently reader the second posted the report from UK meeting of health officials saying that vCJD had been transmitted in several cases between humans by blood transfusions. The report claimed that it would be necessary to test all blood donated for surgical use to screen it for BSE prions. Unless this post is a hoax it is proof that the prions are carried in the blood. I'm not very good with a computer, but I'm going to try and find it in the archives. If I can find it you can read it for yourselves. The way I look at it unless you can prove this report is not true somehow, then you have to believe that the prions are carried in the blood and that the safety net is flawed and lacking. If this is true then it would almost be a necessity to test every animal. I don't really see how the prions could not be carried in the blood. If the cow eats them how in the hell to they get from the stomach to the brain? Do they somehow mysteriously just appear there? This is a big deal and it's a recent discovery.