A bloody mess at the Red Cross

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has thrown Australian ‘tainted blood’ victims the ultimate lifeline

15 July 2017

The Sydney Morning Herald

READ MORE OF Joanne McCarthy’s story:

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/uk-prime-minister-theresa-may-has-thrown-australian-tainted-blood-victims-the-ultimate-lifeline-20170713-gxaxw5.html

 

How governments failed to stop the catastrophic impact of ‘tainted blood’ on thousands of people

15 July 2016

The Sydney Morning Herald

READ MORE of Joanne McCarthy’s story:  http://www.smh.com.au/comment/how-governments-failed-to-stop-the-catastrophic-impact-of-tainted-blood-on-thousands-of-people-20160714-gq602j.html

 

The Australian Government in 2005 considered apologising to “tainted blood” victims.  They’re still waiting.

12 July 2016

The Newcastle Herald

READ MORE OF Joanne McCarthy’s story:

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4023845/a-bloody-minded-silence/

 

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

11 April 2015

  • Mike Dorricott died from liver cancer after contracting deadly hepatitis C
  • 47-year-old one of hundreds to die having had contaminated NHS blood
  • Drug companies took blood from prostitutes, vagrants and drug addicts
  • Britain has provided only some of those given terminal illnesses by contaminated blood with payments, of between just £20,000 and £63,000 

By Guy Adams for the UK Daily Mail

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” [2000], SBS TV, telecast 12 June 2001.
See “Submission to Australian Senate:  Inquiry into Hepatitis C and Blood Supply in Australia”, Medical Error Action Group, 23 January 2004.
→ In 2005 Tainted Blood Product Action Group became part of Medical Error Action Group ←

 

Australian Senate committee decides against compensation for victims of infected blood!!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC437187/

26/06/04 | British Medical Journal

THE BLOOD SCANDAL

  

The RED CROSS is shameless.  How many organizations could profit from human misery, send thousands to early graves, ignore their loved ones, and still claim to be humanitarians?

Dangerous: Experts believe there could be thousands of similar instances of Hep C contracted via hospital transfusions  

 

2005.06.20 We were given hope, and we got nothing | SMH   2006.12.22 Deaths prompt blood screening call | SMH

 

Our little girl's fight  Blood system can't be trusted 

Suspect blood Red Cross faces scrutiny  Blood test tube

Tainted blood victims to protest over slow inquiry   Hospitals ignore use-by date

 

Canadian RCBS    Commission of Inquiry Blood System in Canada The Gift of Death - Canada tainted blood

 

  Blood bag line 18.07.06    New threat to sue over bad blood 18.3.02 102   1999.07.28 Blood testing overhaul after girl gets HIV | SMH

 

Health chief veteod  Bad blood 

 

Irish RCBS  2002.08.15 Critical delay in cheap hepatitis tests | SMH

 

Red Cross hospitals sued  French RCBS  

Bad blood gave hundreds hep C Blood stocks tainted  2002.12.30 Warnings of tainted blood 'ignored' | SMH  Danger... black cross  Blood bags

Police called  Govt knew of HIV risk

Paris Ministers on trial   2006.09.10 Red Cross fined over dud blood | USA

World-wide Red Cross mess   Red Cross tainted with greed