Blood money

Linnell, Garry
August 1999
Bulletin with Newsweek;08/10/99, Vol. 117 Issue 6186, p34
Reports on the discovery that 300 people across Australia who contracted the disease Hepatitis C from contaminated blood transfusions have settled out of court with the Red Cross Blood Bank. Settlements coming to light after the case of a girl receiving HIV-contaminated blood during an operation at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria; Moves by the law firm Slater & Gordon to launch a class action suit on behalf of some of the victims; The state of the Australian blood donor system. INSET: A Father's Lament: 'I Know There Are Risks'.


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