Bad Blood: The Unspeakable Truth (Now a CBC Mini Series)

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Bad Blood: The Unspeakable Truth (Now a CBC Mini Series)

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Publishing date October 15

Thousands of Canadians who had transfusions in the early 1980s were infected with preventable hepatitis. About a thousand more received blood products contaminated with HIV. Almost half those people have since died of AIDS. The first and the hardest hit were hemophiliacs and their families. The blood they depended on for a normal life proved to be an agent of their death. They were the red flag, warning that something had gone horribly wrong. In Bad Blood: The Tragedy Of The Canadian Tainted Blood Scandal Vic Parsons sets his compelling analysis of the Canadian blood system against the heartbreaking stories of those touched by this tragedy. He writes with a terrible and personal authority: his hemophiliac son is now infected with AIDS. Bad Blood raises many serious and disturbing questions. Did the blood authorities have the public's best interests at heart, or were they more concerned with avoiding lawsuits? Will Justice Horace Krever's inquiry into the scandal prevent future tragedies? Can there be just compensation for the victims and their families? And are Canadians and travelers to Canada still at risk? Bad Blood is fascinating reading for everyone involved in public health matters on either side of the Canadian/American border.

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For a full timeline visit: http://www.cpac.ca/en/tainted-blood/