HIV scandal in US.docx - Alberto Cisneros Bio 3440 US Factor 8 Scandal During the 1980s hemophiliacs recipients were receiving Factor 8 from donors

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Alberto Cisneros Bio 3440 10-22-2019 US Factor 8 Scandal During the 1980s hemophiliacs recipients were receiving Factor 8 from donors across the United states . Factor 8, a blood clotting protein, that can prevent hemophiliacs from bleeding out but also from internal bleeding . The recipients that were receiving this treatment of blood transfusion were showing illness that couldn ’t be explained and leading to a large amount of deaths. The blood banks later found out the blood is tainted from HIV donors. The donors ranged from homeless people, addicts, and prisoners . Blood banks failed to notify the patient they have been given HIV through blood transfusion until years later . The blood blanks also failed to notify a national database of which donors were infected with HIV and placed on a cannot donate list . The recipients who contracted to HIV virus then filed law suits to the companies who supplied them . For instance, United Blood Services V .
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