UK blood enquiry finds fault in US practices
Monday 23rd February, 2009
A British enquiry has come to the conclusion that contaminated blood supplies from United States companies contributed to a human tragedy.
Blood supplies from the US infected nearly 5,000 British patients more than two decades ago.
Some 2,000 patients who suffered from hemophilia, an incurable hereditary bleeding disorder, have already died, while others are now terminally ill due to the contaminated blood which was taken from prison populations and other at-risk communities in the US, before being sold to UK hospitals.
DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON
SECTION: THE STORY OF A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE
SUBSECTION: TAINTED BLOOD