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- Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Abr edition (March 21, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1423353714
- ISBN-13: 978-1423353713
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,298,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
The results of their actions are ongoing and still affect the lives of people who trusted them. The FDA has been attempting for years to force the Red Cross blood program into compliance with safe blood practices and yet, with coffers overflowing, the Red Cross is claiming any penalties will jeopardize their very existence. How can they, in good conscience and with mounting evidence against them, still refuse to accept responsibility for the tragedy they knowingly caused.
This book is a good lesson for us all. Trusting an organization based solely on reputation and its self promotion opens the door to abuse.
My heartfelt sympathies go out to all the victims of the Red Cross blood program's deceit....the victims....those who received the tainted blood products as well as to those in the medical field who were unknowingly made accomplices as they transfused and administered those blood products in an attempt to save lives. How awful they must now feel.
Grandpa made national headlines when he and my grandmother sued the Portland Division of the Red Cross in the nineties, which helped to bring about many of the changes that we see today. It was not that the Red Cross is a bad organization, it is that the Red Cross was never before held responsible or accountable for any of it's actions. This book helps to show, like any other book of its nature, the truth about an organization. I still continue to donate blood, and I donate to the Red Cross. The organization does great things around the world, but this book helps us to realize that all things may not be what they appear. Anyone interested in the history of HIV and transfusions should definately read this book, but like anything, you have too look at the whole picture and realize that no organization is without faults.
I agree with most of the reviews here and wanted to add my experience, instead of repeating what already has been said.
I give the author, Judith Reitman, five stars for the courage to write about how many non profits are run as for profit instead.
I had donated blood for years at the Red Cross (have many golden drops) and I was always surprised by the low quality of the services and locations. Once I donate to a Children's Hospital and saw the difference, never went back to the Red Cross.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a must read book..must read .. i was in shock after reading this book .. i would recommend this bookPublished on November 15, 2013 by surabi
Unbelievable what all went on! I cried at parts of this book. What the blood services do is such a wonderful thing but there is always at least one bad banana in a bunch.Published on August 25, 2012 by RIK9405
This book is fabulously written, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to read a factual account about an organization who doesn't do so well in their hiring practices, but... Read morePublished on September 21, 2007 by Minnie McGonagall
There may be some truth in the statements contained in the book, at a time when HIV/AIDS was becoming a well known disease more than just the Red Cross was testing and supplying... Read morePublished on October 26, 2005 by ARC Supporter
A young man wanted to donate blood to a Palo Alto Blood Bank but they rejected him for having a super low t-cell count. Read morePublished on December 30, 2003 by Edward Saint-Ivan author of The Black Knights God
This book tells the honest truth about blood transfusions that so many people overlook when they critcize someone for not taking one. Read morePublished on December 1, 2003
The author of this book states her opion of the red cross and seems to find the people of wich were infected by hiv and aids and tell their stories but, did she forget the hundred... Read morePublished on October 19, 2003