Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Hillary on Canada's decision on blood donations
"Why are Canadian health officials so much smarter than public health officials everywhere else? Well, for one thing, Canadian health officials have faced the tragic, and ultra-costly, results of failing to err on the side of caution. In 2005, the Canadian Red Cross Society pled guilty to distributing conatminated blood and blood products to Canadians in the 1980s" ... which cost them $55M in payments to victims.
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I'm thinking that there are a bunch of medical malpractice lawsuits waiting to happen -- not just anyone who contracted it after a transfusion but also those whose health suffered as a result of doctors refusing to listen and refusing to prescribe anything but anti-depressants.