I am doing research on liver disease and transplant for a novel and certainly don't want to appear insensitive to people dealing with serious health issues. I noticed a post on this forum from a woman whose mother who is very ill (suffering from Hepatitis from a blood transfusion years ago, and now end-stage liver disease). Her mom has cognitive/memory issues and can't answer all the daughter's questions. I joined the forum to comment on her situation, then could not find her post after being re-directed. The woman who posted thought perhaps her mom did not have the transfusion in England, and I wanted to offer this information to her. During the late 1980s, Canada had a tainted blood scandal. Thousands in Canada became infected with Hepatitis C and HIV because of blood that was improperly tested (or not tested at all). The Canadian Red Cross tried to cover up what they had done and later failed to contact people who might have been infected. Please pass this on to the woman who is worried about her mother (age 67, I believe). Could she have received a transfusion in Canada? If anyone wants more information, also google The Krever Inquiry-Canada.
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