The Globe and Mail: Dr. Richard Huntsman safeguarded Newfoundland’s blood supplies

Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by webmaster

“The tainted blood tragedy was a massive and deadly institutional failure but there were also some small acts of heroism that didn’t get recognized,” Globe and Mail public health reporter André Picard wrote in an e-mail. Mr. Picard is also author of The Gift of Death, a book about the tainted-blood scandal. “On a number of occasions, Dr. Huntsman took actions in defiance of Red Cross policy that prevented infections and saved lives. He was a model of professionalism and common sense and, had there been more like him, the ravages of tainted blood would have been much less horrific.”

Read the full article on The Globe and Mail web site.