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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 12, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Orlando, Florida: Robert Bazell) Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California, reported commencing program to test more than 700 children for AIDS transmitted through blood transfusions; details given, scenes shown. [Cedars-Sinai Hospital Dr. Thomas MUNDY - says some of the children have AIDS and some do not.] Case of Sammy Kushnick detailed. [Mother Helen KUSHNICK - explains agony of not knowing what was wrong with their baby.] [Father Jerry KUSHNICK - remarks.] CDC's recommendations that certain groups be tested for AIDS noted. Groups in question graphically illustrated. Blood bank officials' attitudes regarding safety of blood prior to routine AIDS testing discussed. [American Red Cross Dr. Gerald SANDLER - says that if anyone feels the need to be tested then do so.] Liability question for people who contracted AIDS through blood transfusions addressed.

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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