Pressure mounts over patients with hepatitis C

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 26 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1389
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. Legal Correspondent, BMJ.

    The British government is coming under pressure to compensate haemophilic patients and others who have contracted hepatitis C from contaminated blood or blood products after the revelation that 12 haemophilic patients have died of liver disease in the past year.

    Some 2000 haemophilic patients are thought to be infected—most of the adult haemophilic patients who rely on regular treatment with blood clotting factors. All were infected before heat treatment of blood products began …

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