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Contaminated Blood
Todd Smith protesting at Bayer plant Berkeley
Bayer ASM in Cologne

HIV: Thousands of hemophiliacs infected by BAYER products

Internal documents revealed that Bayer´s daughter company Cutter, world market leader for blood plasma products in the 1980ies, continued to sell contaminated preparations when it had already introduced a safer, heat-treated version. Already in August 1983 Cutter employees forsaw in confidential papers a “gigantic epidemic" among haaemophiliacs. Nevertheless Cutter continued to sell non-heat-treated plasma products until 1985. More than 10 thousand haemophiliacs paid with their lives.
The //Coalition against Bayer-Dangers// demands full compensation for haemophiliacs all over the world on the basis of the concessions BAYER made in Japan. Whereas Japanese victims received $450.000 each as well as a monthly pension, haemophiliacs in most other countries were put off with minor sums, if at all. The Coalition also demands the punishment of the responsible persons at BAYER and other companies.

=> 2014: Blood Money: Bayer’s Inventory of HIV-Contaminated Blood Products

=> 2011: Bayer, Baxter pay multimillion indemnity to haemophiliacs

=> NY Times: Bayer sold AIDS infected blood product overseas

=> Todd Smith: Speech at Bayer Shareholder Meeting 1998; obituary: "We have lost a friend"

=> YouTube: Lawyer Mike Papantonio explains background

=> Bayer, Baxter, Sanofi: Drug firms sued in blood scandal

=> Haemophiliacs with HIV to sue Bayer

=> COALITION demands full compensation