Federal Regulators Fine Red Cross for Blood Violations
The American Red Cross was fined $1.7 million for failing to adequately manage the U.S. blood supply. An FDA review found that the Red Cross washed six units of red blood cells with the wrong saline solution. Red Cross executives say that the violations did not put patients in danger and that no adverse effects have been reported.
- "Red Cross Is Fined for Blood Violations" (Rucker, Washington Post, 6/10).