Three decades ago, the Blood Transfusion Organization of Iran imported blood from France’s Marion institute, now owned by Sanofi-Aventis, for hemophiliac patients.
The blood was to be found long after to have been infected with HIV, making the hemophiliac patients suffer yet a new disaster.
The Head of Iran’s Blood Transfusion Organization Aliakbar Pour Fathollah in interview with Tasnim said "The Ministry of Health and the Food and Drugs Organization must pursue the issue. One of the weak points about our country has been that we have not attended the matter strenuously enough.”
He asserted that taking firm measures will make the French side pay the compensation because "they are sure to give a clear response to the case for the sake of their reputation.”