B Lymphoblastoid Cell lines are derived by infection of PBMC with Epstein-Barr virus. The virus immortalizes B lymphocytes. It typically is not shed from cells but cultures should still be handled under Biosafety level 2 conditions.
Donor had thyroid cancer which was cured by thyroidectomy. She takes levothyroxin, hydrochlorothiazide for hypertension, amytriptyline and a statin.