How tainted blood is killing hemophiliacs

June 1994
U.S. News & World Report;6/27/94, Vol. 116 Issue 25, p76
Discusses how the American Red Cross announced a shortage of antihemophilic factor, or AHF--a drug derived from blood plasma that hemophiliacs inject to treat the blood-clotting disorder. Red Cross' emphasis that there was no safety problem, just a production delay; Fact that delay was due to sudden death of a blood donor whose plasma had gone into a batch of AHF, which could infect the entire 12,000-donor pool; Hemophiliacs' mistrust of blood industry.


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