Canadian Red Cross apologises for distributing HIV infected bloodBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7504.1349-a (Published 09 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1349
- David Spurgeon
The Canadian Red Cross has apologised for what has been termed Canada's worst public health scandal, which resulted in thousands of patients being infected with HIV and hepatitis C. The Red Cross's chief executive officer, Pierre Duplessis, made the apology in a videotape shown in court, in which the organisation was fined $C5000 (£2200; $4000; €3300) after it pleaded guilty to a charge of violating the Food and Drug Regulation Act for distributing a contaminated product.
“The Canadian Red Cross society is deeply sorry for the injury and …
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