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Enquiry announced into contaminated blood products

(7 Posts)
Rigby46 Tue 11-Jul-17 18:04:31

Been a long time coming -well done those who have fought for years for this

whitewave Tue 11-Jul-17 18:07:35

From America. They have a much lower bar than us.

A warning for the future

annsixty Tue 11-Jul-17 18:13:27

Just watching this on BBC news.
Well done to those who have campaigned to get justice and a change of the rules for rigorous testing of blood.
For those who are affected it is too late but I hope they get some compensation for themselves or their families if they have already died.

grannysue05 Tue 11-Jul-17 18:14:19

Rigby ... enlighten me. I thought all blood was tested for purity before being used.
I was a blood doner years ago.

Rigby46 Tue 11-Jul-17 18:14:36

The real issue in the states is that you are paid when you give blood and so are incentivised to lie. In this case, they were prisoners involved who had sentence reductions for giving blood

Rigby46 Tue 11-Jul-17 18:21:51

This happened many years ago and had been shamefully covered up - ,any of those affected died years ago

grannysue05 Tue 11-Jul-17 18:33:41

Got it! Just caught up with the news.
Terrible situation.