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Hep.C, Niamh's Story

Hepatitis C Scandal

By (author) Fergal Bowers
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The Mercier Press Ltd, Dublin, Ireland
Imprint: Marino Books
Published: 28th Feb 1997
Dimensions: w 129mm h 198mm
ISBN-10: 1860230539
ISBN-13: 9781860230530
Barcode No: 9781860230530
Synopsis
This is the story of Niamh Cosgrave, a young Dublin mother of two. She tested positive for the hepatitis-C virus in the course of receiving a blood transfusion. She managed to bear a healthy son. She went on to campaign for information, for treatment and for compensation. Her story is shared by hundreds of other women and their families. Just after noon on Monday, 21 February 1994, the Irish Blood Transfusion Service Board issued notice of a news conference at its headquarters in Dublin. A link had been detected between the hepatitis-C virus and Anti-D, a product given to some women at childbirth. Since that day, over 60,000 women have been screened and over 1600 now claim to have been infected by contaminated Anti-D. Other individuals were infected with the hepatitis-C virus in the course of receiving blood transfusions.

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