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NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 26, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Charlottesville, Virginia) Death of infant Jason Oliver after receive blood transfusion contaminated with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) examined; photos shown. Background to item reviewed. [Lisa OLIVER - reacts to learning of son's infection after his death.] No. of others rec. AIDS-contaminated blood from same high-risk donor at University of Virginia Med. Center cited. [Dr. Martha ROGERS - notes probability of other children becoming AIDS carriers and/or victims from that particular donated blood.] New blood screening test introduction by Red Cross and others this month mentioned. [OLIVER - believes transfusion was unnecessary.] [Hospital spokesperson Dr. John ASHLEY - thinks hospital's suit against Olivers for non-payment of bill was mistake.] Hospital reported dropping suit.
REPORTER: Jamie Gangel

Brokaw, Tom;
Gangel, Jamie

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