Published in Blood Weekly, December 8th, 1997
The inquiry was called more than four years ago after some 1,200 Canadians were infected with HIV and another 12,000-27,000 were infected with hepatitis C in the 1980s and early 1990s because of improperly-screened blood.
"It is recommended that, without delay, the provinces and territories devise statutory no-fault schemes for compensating persons who suffer serious, adverse consequences as a result of the administration of blood components or blood products," Justice Horace Krever wrote in his...
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