Gov`t uses HIV contaminated blood for transfusion

source: Sunday Standard
by Sunday Standard Reporter
16-08-2010

Blood tainted with the HIV/AIDS virus has been able to go past the safety screening procedures at the national blood bank to the drips (intravenous infusion) of patients during transfusion – the Sunday Standard can reveal.

BONELA lawyers have served the Ministry of Health with a notice of intention to sue after their client, a five year old boy from Mochudi was infected by HIV contaminated blood at Deborah Retief Hospital three years ago.

The case, however, only came to light five months ago after an investigation by the health authorities turned up information that the blood sample from the five year old’s blood transfusion, which is normally kept for [continue reading]

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