UK blood scandal 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:00am

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It's been called one of Britain's worst public health scandals. In the 1970s and ’80s, thousands of people in the UK were infected with HIV and hepatitis, mainly from blood products used to treat clotting disorders like hemophilia. Those products were made with plasma from donated blood, some of which came from the US. Almost 3,000 people who were infected later died. But it took decades for the British government to launch an official UK-wide inquiry. Host Marco Werman speaks with Jason Evans, who has been pushing for an investigation since his father's death in 1993.