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Another FDA problem was recently revealed by Sheryl Atkinson of "CBS Evening News." It seems that a patient, Rodney English, died in an Atlanta hospital from a transfusion of mislabeled blood. An FDA investigation found, according to Atkinson, "a series of errors at the Atlanta Red Cross in blood typing and testing, three other deaths the Red Cross failed to investigate properly and screening problems--donors allowed to give blood even after repeatedly testing positive for illnesses like Hepatitis C." But these facts were deleted from the FDA's public report. One official told Atkinson that the Red Cross had insisted on the deletion and the FDA complied.
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Title Annotation:Tilting at Windmills
Author:Peters, Charles
Publication:Washington Monthly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2004
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