Blood transfusion infection


Intravenous news: BBC reports “A woman who was infected with hepatitis C during a blood transfusion more than 20 years ago has lost a High Court bid for compensation. Sharon Moore, 50, from Dunstable in Bedfordshire, was among thousands accidentally given contaminated NHS blood supplies in the mid-1980s. She received the transfusion at Luton and Dunstable Hospital in June 1987. The court said she could not prove she was infected for more than six months, which is required to trigger payment. Ms Moore, who was 26 at the time of the transfusion, discovered her blood was infected with Hepatitis C in 1998 – nearly 11 years later.”

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