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Bloody awful How money and politics contaminated Arkansas's prison plasma program
Arkansas Times ^ | Aug. 16, 2007 | Mara Leveritt

Posted on 09/12/2012 12:20:29 PM PDT by count-your-change

"Last April, at the Abbey Garden on Great College Street in London, a British widow vented her frustration over a now-defunct state program in Arkansas that may have killed her husband. She addressed Lord Archer of Sandwell, a former solicitor general, who is leading an independent inquiry into how 4,500 hemophilia patients in the UK were exposed to lethal viruses in blood products in the 1970s and '80s. Two thousand have since died of either Hepatitis C or HIV, in what has been called the worst disaster in the history of the nation's health service."

(Excerpt) Read more at arktimes.com General Top Stories ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: arkansas; badblood; clinton; elections; news
A recent political spot on television has a brief message from former President Clinton speaking in support of now President Obama with Clinton offering his own time in the Oval Office as an example of leadership. Nothing surprising there even if the public memory associates the Clinton presidency with a foolish young woman and a lewd White House tryst. Similarly a quick recollection of President Richard Nixon will evoke the least important events of his time in office, perhaps the Watergate break-in and missing minutes on Whitehouse tapes. But how many will associate Nixon with the final break between the dollar and gold? Or the consequences of this break? So when I see an aging, white haired Clinton in a political ad I think not of ruined reputations and stained dresses but shattered and shortened lives that the role of then Governor Clinton has not been called to account for. The above article and books like " Bad Blood: Crisis in the American Red Cross" by Judith Reitman should serve as a cautionary tale against having our attention diverted by a frivolous and superficial news media. Any information of real worth to the public will require some sifting through the muck of what is called "news".
1 posted on 09/12/2012 12:20:33 PM PDT by count-your-change
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To: count-your-change

See Bloody awful | Top Stories | Arkansas news ... - Arkansas Timeswww.arktimes.com › General › Top Stories
Google.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 12:28:20 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

I know a woman whose daughter got some of that bad blood.

Her life has been a living hell.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 12:32:37 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: count-your-change; Budge

Blast from the past!


4 posted on 09/12/2012 12:34:37 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Salamander

Politicians seem to be remembered for events that are of a lesser importance in the life of the country.

Even now the whole story of the Arkansas prison scandal is untold.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 12:43:14 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: AuntB

The point being the media that should have been the first to inform the public is ever more diligent to obscure and ignore anything of substance.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 12:45:44 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
BILL CLINTON'S CRIMINAL BACKGROUND
7 posted on 09/12/2012 12:45:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

bttt


8 posted on 09/12/2012 12:49:53 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Askel5

ping


9 posted on 09/12/2012 12:54:01 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: count-your-change

There were a lot of threads on this subject on Free Republic when Clinton was still in office. Somehow the story disappeared. I think there were something like 300 Canadians who died because they got tainted blood.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 12:56:51 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
The Canadians and the French recipients of Arkansas blood products may have numbered in the thousands and the true number of deaths may never be known.

Much of blame for these deaths must be shared by blood collectors that did not want to offend homosexuals by inquiring into their sexual preferences even though it was known that an odd debilitating disease often was a companion of the testable hepatitis.

Death by political correctness.

11 posted on 09/12/2012 1:05:12 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Salamander

My father had bypass surgery in the 80’s, surgery went fine, but the hepatitis he got (probably from a blood transfusion) almost killed him then. The complications from blood disorders did kill him eventually.


12 posted on 09/12/2012 1:15:09 PM PDT by orlop9
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To: count-your-change
Even now the whole story of the Arkansas prison scandal is untold.

Same with the FRANKLIN - BOY'S TOWN scandal.

And about 100 other scandals.

13 posted on 09/12/2012 1:35:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: count-your-change

I’d never even heard about it until I met her mom.

The tragedy of watching a woman watching her daughter slowly disintegrate from Hep C is horrible.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 1:55:35 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: orlop9

I am so very sorry.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 1:57:31 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Salamander

I would say I can imagine but I can’t really. Many deadly cases of both Hep C and AIDS avoided by simply telling homosexuals they could not donate blood.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 2:03:22 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Unfortunately true.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 2:04:34 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

Was there not a story some time ago about homos who were infected with AIDS ~deliberately~ donating blood in order to infect normal people?

I think it was before we had such stringent blood screening tests.


18 posted on 09/12/2012 2:08:15 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Salamander

Sounds vaguely similar to dumping bad mortgages on the Euros.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 2:09:47 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: count-your-change

http://chapters.redcross.org/ky/rivervalley/eligibility.htm

The ‘list”.

[I can’t donate blood because I weigh less than 110 lbs?!?]


20 posted on 09/12/2012 2:11:35 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Salamander
I don't recall a story of that precisely but since some of the more crazy elements of the homosexual movement have infected others to draw attention to themselves, such an incident wouldn't surprise me a bit.

There are some insanely evil people out there.

21 posted on 09/12/2012 2:13:39 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: orlop9
This might be of interest to you.

From MDNews.Com Bloodless Surgery Grows in Popularity
Filed under: Hematology | Surgery

“More physicians today are turning to bloodless surgery, also referred to as blood conservation, because it is believed to be often healthier, safer and less costly for patients than standard surgical procedures.”

The article goes on to explain the above and list some centers that have specialized departments for ‘bloodless’ surgery, even heart surgery.

By: Jessica Grogan, MDNews.com April 15, 2011

22 posted on 09/12/2012 8:31:12 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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