Victoria-based Vic Parsons has revised his 1995 title Bad Blood: The Tragedy of the Canadian Tainted Blood Scandal in the aftermath of the CBC miniseries Unspeakable largely based on his book. Bad Blood: The Unspeakable Truth (Optimal $26.68) has several new chapters focusing on the fact that hepatitis C has in recent years had a much greater impact on those infected by tainted blood than HIV. Parsons looks back at the fate of many people initially affected by bad blood in the 1980s and re-visits the controversy over whether donors should be paid for donating plasma. 9780888902924


[BCBW 2019]