NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 02, 1983
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(Studio) AIDS contaminated blood said blamed for death of hemophiliac.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Emeryville, California) Number of blood donations sold to Austin Blood Center by late AIDS victim Charles Whitfield noted; Cutter Labs’ efforts to recover possibly contaminated blood product used by hemophiliacs examined. [Dr. Steven OIALA – fears further such cases will make product needed by hemophiliacs unavailable.] Number of hemophiliacs contracting AIDS from clotting factor used and risks involved in getting AIDS from blood transfusions outlined on screen, discussed; optimism over potential role of Beta2 microglobulin in chemically testing blood for AIDS considered.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell