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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tainted-Blood Victims Not Told about Compensation Availability

OTTAWA -- At least 200 potential victims of Canada's tainted-blood scandal have never officially been informed they could be entitled to thousands of dollars in compensation.

Only recently, and a decade after the Canadian Red Cross Society put more than $70 million into a trust fund for people who received diseased blood transfusions, did the fund's trustee learn that no public notice was ever given about the availability of one portion of the fund.

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