Blood bank payments to HIV victims

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The Independent Online
NICE (Reuter) - A court ordered the state-run blood bank here yesterday to pay damages of 2m francs (pounds 200,000) each to three people who contracted Aids after receiving tainted blood transfusions. The sentence came amid national uproar over the extent to which government ministers knew of tainted-blood transfusions in the mid-1980s.

The damages awarded in Nice were to people who received transfusions at the time. One of the three has since died and the money will go to his family.

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