Are worry-free transfusions just a whiff of ozone away? Albert C. Baggs, BSc. From Medical Science News Can Med Assoc J 1993: 148(7),pp. 1155-1160 April 1993 Abstract: Scientists in Canada and the United States are investigating the use of ozone to destroy the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the hepatitis and herpes viruses and other infectious agents in the blood used for transfusion. The studies were endorsed by medical circles of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) because of a concern that viral pandemics have compromised the ability of world blood banks to meet urgent and heavy military demands.