Professor banned from transfusion building

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 18 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:690

A professor of transfusion medicine at the University of Cambridge, the first in its history, has been banned from entering the blood transfusion building in the grounds of Addenbrooke's Hospital. Jean-Pierre Allain is confined to an office in the nearby department of haematology, apparently because of his conviction in France for having distributed blood that was contaminated with HIV. Professor Allain recently served a two year sentence for the offence.

The National Blood Authority and the Department of Health have refused to comment on the ban except to say that Professor Allain is not employed by the NHS and therefore has no reason to …

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