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article imageToddler gets HIV during blood transfusion

By Owen Weldon     Apr 16, 2013 in Health
A toddler in Russia was accidentally infected with HIV after going to see doctors for a blood transfusion. A criminal probe has now been opened up.
According to RawStory, the Saint Petersburg investigative committee released a statement and said that the toddler, a 16-month-old girl, received blood from a donor who had HIV at the Number 5 children's hospital in Saint Peresburg.
The committee said that a criminal investigation into " providing dangerous services to children", which can carry a sentence of six years in prison.
According to NDTV, the girl had to get a transfusion after she developed peritonitis that became life-threatening. Doctors were not able to spot six magnets that she swallowed, which were from a toy.
According to PerthNow, it is believed that the doctors did not realize that the batch of blood that they chose to use was still in quarantine.
Vladimir Krasnyakov, the chief doctor at the blood transfusion center, said that the doctor choose a batch of blood without noticing that the batch did not have a permit for for use.
Russia's children's ombudsman Pavel Astakhov went on Twitter and said that if someone is found guilty of negligence, then they must be identified as well as harshly punished.
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