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Hepatitis tainted blood released to Sth Korean hospital: report

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Blood infected with hepatitis has been released to South Korean hospitals and pharmaceutical firms, health officials said on Sunday. The Board of Audit and Inspection said Red Cross officials distributed 76,677 cases of blood infected with hepatitis between April 1999 and January 2004. The Red Cross computer has also omitted the data of 304,000 blood donors who tested positive for hepatitis before 1999, it said. Inspectors called for the punishment of Red Cross officials in charge of managing donated blood.

Blood infected with hepatitis has been released to South Korean hospitals and pharmaceutical firms, health officials said on Sunday. The Board of Audit and Inspection said Red Cross officials distributed 76,677 cases of blood infected with hepatitis between April 1999 and January 2004. The Red Cross computer has also omitted the data of 304,000 blood donors who tested positive for hepatitis before 1999, it said. Inspectors called for the punishment of Red Cross officials in charge of managing donated blood. (Source: ABC Health, March 2004)

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Posted On: 29 March, 2004
Modified On: 7 December, 2013

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