Blood transfusion

Paul David Le Bourn contracted hepatitis C through blood transfusions after having his leg amputated.
"Stock levels can drop dramatically if too many go missed or unfilled."
Their lives were forever changed by killer viruses in contaminated blood.
I had slumped down in a chair and was unaware of the commotion, as a swarm of doctors and midwives surrounded me and hoisted me up onto a bed. A short time later, I opened my eyes to find myself breathing through an oxygen mask and shaking uncontrollably. All I could hear repeatedly were the words, 'We need blood!'
A High Court judge has made an order preventing journalists naming a dead woman. The woman - a Jehovah's Witness who died
We still have a Victorian view of those who choose a career in health and think just of being a doctor or a nurse as they're the people we see when we visit our GP or go into a hospital. But there is very much another professional group to choose if your choice is to help people with illness retain their health or at least manage their condition.
Recently, Britain has taken another step toward accepting homosexuals as citizens with a right (and a duty) to participate as other citizens do. A gay man will be allowed to donate blood, as long as he has not had sex with another man for one year.