Published in Blood Weekly, February 5th, 1996
The head of the Israeli central blood bank, Amnon Ben-David, confirmed in radio interviews a report in the daily newspaper Maariv that virtually all blood from Ethiopians was summarily destroyed without any tests. The newspaper showed a picture of a blood unit marked: "Do not use because donor is from Ethiopia."
"This is pure racism," Adiso Masala, head of the Organization of Ethiopian Immigrants, told Israeli army radio. "We are blood brothers with the Israelis but our blood is thrown in the...
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