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Medicine: Blood Substitute / AIDS #333608

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 08, 1990
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(Studio: Ed Bradley) Scientists reported finishing first phase of human tests of blood substitute derived from cow's blood; details given of AIDS concerns. Report introduced.

(New York: Richard Schlesinger) Trend of people storing their own blood in reaction to blood supply safety concerns examined. Pope John Paul II shown meeting Brendan O'Rourke, infected with AIDS virus from blood transfusion; Pope noted storing own blood. [American Hepatitis Association Lester COHEN - comments on safety of blood supply.] Blood banks' failure to deal with hepatitis and AIDS concerns reviewed. [The American Red Cross Dr. Steven KLEINMAN - says we have moved to more fragmentation.] Investigation of Southern California Red Cross noted. [Southern California Red Cross OFFICIAL - says mistakes have been corrected.] Denver mistakes noted; Congressional criticism of FDA detailed. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Dr. Paul PARKMAN - says we are doing excellent job.] [Dr. Joseph FELDSCHUH - comments.]

Bradley, Ed;
Schlesinger, Richard

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