Chek News: Blood activists ask B.C. government to ban paying for blood plasma

Posted on: August 15th, 2016 by webmaster

A Duncan family suffered greatly during the tainted blood scandal in the 1980’s.

Darlene Taylor’s two sons received blood tainted with hepatitis and HIV.

“So the next few years were kind of like hell because our older son died, quite slowly and painfully,” she said.

Thousands of families were affected. Afterwards, one of the recommendations that came out was to not pay blood donors, but Taylor says that is now being ignored.

“I feel betrayed by what is happening right now,” she said.

A private company called Canadian Plasma Resources wants to open pay-for-plasma clinics in the province.

Read the full article and watch the video on the Check News web site.