Worst Treatment Disaster: 'Royal' blood not pure anymore
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What happened?
In 1970s and 80s, some haemophilia patients across the UK were given contaminated supplies of the clotting factor VIII by the National Health Service. It is alleged that these blood products were imported from America and contained plasma from donors, including US prison inmates who sold their blood.

Disaster that followed
The contaminated supply left at least 2,400 people dead as they were infected with diseases, such as Hepatitis C and HIV but a recent parliamentary report found around 7,500 patients were actually infected. Amongst many other considerations, it is alleged that victims' medical details were tampered with to hide the cause of their infections, key documents associated with the scandal were destroyed by Department of Health officials and that contaminated products were "not removed from the blood supply once the dangers became known".

2 decades later- Ruthless cover up or Plain Ignorance?
An inquiry will be held by the UK government into the scandal after new evidence has come to light. This comes after UK Prime Minister received a letter earlier this month, signed by the leaders of all the main political parties, calling for an investigation into the tragedy and those involved in the scandal should be compelled to participate.
Dr. S●●●●a M●●●●●●i and 44 others like this10 shares
Dr. H●●●●h D●●●i
Dr. H●●●●h D●●●i Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Problem in India is shortage of blood in any bloodbank at times, particularly of rare groups. Nutritional anemia being so common in my branch -obstetrics blood (PCV) & blood products are lifesaving. I strongly recommend stringent screening but we should not forget the huge demand in our country. Efforts for more blood donation & proper screening both are equally important.
Jul 14, 2017Like1
Dr. U●a P●●●●y
Dr. U●a P●●●●y Obstetrics and Gynaecology
People don' t like donating
Jul 15, 2017Like
Dr. A●●n G●●●i
Dr. A●●n G●●●i Obstetrics and Gynaecology
There are some wrong belief in our society for blood donation , as I work in rural area tried for last 30 years to educate people but till result is not good. What should be try for this ?
Jul 17, 2017Like