Korean blood products warning

A bit of a warning for those who’ve been hospitalized in Korea – note minor edits to headline.
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[quote=“Agence France Presse”]Blood infected with hepatitis released to [Korean] hospital[s]

Sun Mar 28, 8:48 AM ET

SEOUL (AFP) - Blood infected with hepatitis has been released to South Korean hospitals and pharmaceutical firms, state inspectors said.

The Board of Audit and Inspection said Red Cross officials distributed 76,677 cases of blood infected with hepatitis between April 1999 and January this year.

The Red Cross computer has also omitted the data of 304,000 blood donors who tested positive for hepatitis before 1999, it said.

Inspectors called for the punishment of Red Cross officials in charge of managing donated blood. [/quote]