I was shocked to learn the American Red Cross is facing another heavy fine over blood-safety violations. This most recent development brings the penalties levied against the organization to more than $15 million over the last few years. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fined the organization $4.2 million in September for continuing to violate blood-safety rules and failure to comply with a 2003 agreement aimed at correcting the unsafe practices. Read the FDA report here.

The violation of blood-safety laws is a most disturbing matter. The Red Cross provides more than forty (40%) percent of the nation’s blood supply, selling blood products to health facilities like hospitals and clinics. This organization need to clean up its act and do it quickly!


Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at