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Government says no to inquiry into blood supply

A new disease was threatening the Canadian blood supply in the early 1980s: AIDS. But the Canadian Red Cross was slow to introduce donor screening methods and even slower to test the blood. With the Krever Commission, those infected by the AIDS virus and hepatitis C found a compassionate ear and the answers they sought about who was to blame for this public health scandal.

People infected with AIDS through the blood supply want an inquiry, but the government won't call one.

Medium: Television
Program: Prime Time News
Broadcast Date: Nov. 18, 1992
Guest(s): George Weber, John Wilson
Host: Peter Mansbridge, Pamela Wallin
Reporter: Ken Nyhuus
Duration: 2:26

Last updated: February 11, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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