HIV-Infected Woman Wins Suit Against Blood Bank
A Russian court ordered a regional blood bank Monday to pay thousands of dollars to a young woman who contracted AIDS through a transfusion.
The woman, who received a transfusion at a maternity hospital, could get 10 million rubles ($373,000).
The blood bank served a network of hospitals in the Voronezh region southwest of Moscow. A regular donor who was HIV-positive allegedly gave blood eight times before the virus was detected.
While blood products with HIV may have gone to 200 recipients, only one case of AIDS has been detected so far.
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