Thursday, January 10, 2008

British at risk from contaminated US blood

By Laura Clout Last Updated: 3:06am GMT 10/01/2008

British soldiers have been put at risk of contracting deadly diseases from contaminated American blood, it was claimed last night.
The 18 servicemen received emergency blood transfusions at American field hospitals after being seriously wounded in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
British servicemen severely injured in combat received blood transfusions from batches that were not properly screened

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