TITLE

How tainted blood is killing hemophiliacs

AUTHOR(S)
R.J.N.
PUB. DATE
June 1994
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;6/27/94, Vol. 116 Issue 25, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
9406227974

 

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