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Blood Banks / AIDS #288794

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 26, 1983
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(Studio) Concern that blood banks and plasma ctrs. are spreading Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Oakland, California) Efforts of blood banks to eliminate those groups statistically iden. as high AIDS risks examined; details of new screening process outlined. [Ctrs. for Disease Control spokesperson Dr. David AUEREACH - thinks evidence is circumstantial.] Significant presence of AIDS in hemophiliacs recing. blood transfusions discussed. [Hemophiliac James CAREY - notes predicament.] [Chas. BELL - cites lack of option to his treatment for hemophilia.] Research by Cutter Laboratories into killing AIDS agent in plasma product noted. [Cutter spokesperson Susan SVENDSGAARD - thinks AIDS carriers slip through donations.] [American Association of Blood Banks spokesperson Dr. Joseph BOVE - doesn't think screening process is necessary.]

(Studio) Disease similar to AIDS said known in monkeys since 1969; National Insts. of Health reported discussing parallels and other dvts. Wednesday
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Dow, David;
Schieffer, Bob

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