Illegal blood use in Kazakhstan

Donated blood is being used illegally, increasing the risk of HIV, in Kazakhstan.

    Blood transfusions from patients with
    illnesses have been discovered

    Review

     

    Some plastic medical waste had been recycled to make kitchenware, he said.


    The investigation is part of a nationwide review. The authorities are testing thousands of mothers and children who they fear may have been at risk of contracting HIV while being treated at hospitals in Shymkent, about 1,600km south of the capital.


    Officials say 78 toddlers and eight mothers in the south have contracted HIV in recent months, and at least six children have died from HIV/Aids contracted through medical negligence.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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