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Red Cross defied basic principles of blood safety by recruiting Hepatitis C-infected donors

Red Cross defied basic principles of blood safety by recruiting Hepatitis C-infected donors

The Red Cross actively encouraged people it knew were infected with Hepatitis C to continue to donate blood in defiance of basic principles of blood safety. As set out by World Health Organisation guidelines, a safe blood donor is healthy and has no risk factors for HIV or other infections. Knowingly including infected blood into a therapeutic setting is a basic breach. Elizabeth Minter reports Part II of the infected blood scandal investigation.

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