Every person's blood is identified by type. Why does this matter?
A public inquiry into the infected blood scandal will identify where fault lies, but what reparations are the courts able to provide?
Our bodies contain trillions of red blood cells. Each is covered in an array of proteins and sugars, inherited from our parents, which determine our blood group.
News that a Sydney man has contracted Creutzfeld-Jacob disease serves to highlight that we still don't know how to prevent a disease that most often goes unreported, and unremarked on.