15 July 2017 – The Sydney Morning Herald
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has thrown Australian ‘tainted blood’ victims the ultimate lifeline
15 July 2016 – The Sydney Morning Herald
How governments failed to stop the catastrophic impact of ‘tainted blood’ on thousands of people
12 July 2016 – The Newcastle Herald
A bloody minded silence
The Australian Government in 2005 considered apologising to “tainted blood” victims. They’re still waiting.
11 April 2015 – The Daily Mail UK
A betrayal to make you weep: That 1,800 Britons have been ‘murdered’ by tainted NHS blood is bad enough, but the grotesque way the victims have been denied justice is the scandal of our age
19 August 2011 – Daily Mail UK
Tainted blood: Anita Roddick died after contracting hepatitis C from a 1971 transfusion. Our special investigation reveals there could be thousands more victims
THE BLOOD SCANDAL
Blood is life. In transfusions it saves millions of lives every year. Blood also provides plasma – a precious liquid used in the manufacture of various medical products that are indispensable, particularly for haemophiliacs.
But between 1980 and 1988 the lifesaving act became synonymous with death throughout the world; 30,000 haemophiliacs and tens of thousands of transfusion recipients were victims of blood that was infected with the Hepatitis C and HIV viruses.
This is the blood scandal.
A single product requires the blood of thousands of donors yet a single sick donor is enough to contaminate everything.
In the USA, Canada, Japan, Germany and France, the contaminated blood affair was the biggest medical catastrophe of the century.
Cynicism of blood industrialists, incompetence, negligence, corruption and blindness of certain governments and certain sections of the medical profession, the catastrophe is still with us — men, women and children are dying every single day.
…”A Blood Scandal” , SBS TV, telecast 12 June 2001.