Episode 05

From bone marrow transplant pioneers to victims of tainted blood coverup.

When Humanitarians Kill:

May 28, 2023
Season 1 Episode 5

Charles MacKenzie who is the president of Infected Blood Australia, a Not-For-Profit group that supports those that were affected by tainted blood, has spent his entire life campaigning for justice on behalf of the Australian victims of the infected blood scandal.

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In this episode: Rick Bollands life changed in the mid-1980s when he underwent a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Inspired by her sons experience, Ricks mother took the initiative to establish Australias bone marrow registry, a remarkable endeavor that has saved innumerable lives. Her relentless dedication to this cause earned her the well-deserved recognition of the Order of Australia. However, the coverup over the infected blood scandal knew no boundaries no matter what family you were from. Rick didn’t just get a bone marrow transplant in 1985, he also got tainted blood and what is even more alarming is authorities knew but concealed it.

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