Canada creates new national blood serviceBMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7122.1559m (Published 13 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1559
- David Spurgeon
Canada is to get a new national blood service as a result of the work of a commission of inquiry into a scandal that left thousands of Canadians infected with HIV and hepatitis C from transfusions.
The four year inquiry cost around $C57m (£25m; $40m) and embroiled governments, pharmaceutical companies, the Canadian Red Cross Society, and hundreds of individuals …
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