OxyFile #7

 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.