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Irish transfusion service accused of criminal negligence

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7026.270b (Published 03 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:270
  1. Alan Murdoch

    Ireland's director of public prosecutions has been asked to investigate whether the country's blood transfusion service board should be prosecuted for criminal negligence over the infection of women with hepatitis C virus. The call came in a letter to the director, Mr Lamonn Barnes, from Positive Action, the pressure group representing 960 Irish women who contracted hepatitis C after being treated with anti-D immunoglobulin from the blood transfusion service.

    In its letter the group highlights findings by an expert group set up by …

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