Canada creates new national blood service

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 13 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1559
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    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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