The Canadian Press

2002-11-20 | Blood-Safety-Red-Cross

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The Canadian Red Cross said it came as a surprise to have been charged in the tainted-blood scandal of the 1980's. The RCMP laid charges against the Red Cross, four doctors and a US pharmaceutical company for their parts in the blood product controversy. Thousands of Canadians became infected with HIV and Hepatitis C before screening was introduced in 1985. Red Cross CEO Doctor Pierre Duplessis (do-pleh-SEE') said his organization was very sorry for what happened and he hoped the charges wouldn't affect the Red Cross's ability to continue helping people.

Date: 2002-11-20
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it is certainly not pleasant have it is of concern to us but I am confident that the Canadian public will make and is making the difference in the hope that Canadians will understand the work we're doing it's vitally important and that the red cross today is not the red cross which was that in the nineteen eighties >>

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