Archive for February, 2013

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LAMB’S BLOOD dedication

February 15, 2013
Padre Gaspar Garcia Laviana

Fr. Gaspar Garcia Laviana

LAMB’S BLOOD is dedicated to the Roman Catholic priests and nuns throughout Latin America who have followed the path of liberation theology and have stood, both compassionately and defiantly, with the people.

“With rifle in hand, full of faith and full of love for my Nicaraguan people, I will fight to the end for the coming of the reign of justice in our country, that reign of justice which the Messiah announced to us under the light of the Star of Bethlehem. A free country or death!” Fr. Gaspar Garcia Laviano, SS, CC., a Roman Catholic priest of the Congregations of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, who was killed in battle with rifle in hand on December 11, 1978, during the Sandinista Revolution.

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Was the U.S. blood industry’s supply of raw plasma flowing in from Latin American and Caribbean countries in the 1970s contaminated with Hepatitis C?

February 5, 2013

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LAMB’S BLOOD is a novel based on a human blood collecting operation in Nicaragua that was exporting its product in huge quantities to U.S. blood industry facilities in the 1970s.

Hepatitis C (HCV) is a contagious liver disease caused by a virus. Those who contract the disease are at risk of developing liver cirrhosis and/or liver cancer. There was no screening test for HCV prior to the 1990s, and it was known the disease was heavily endemic throughout Latin America and the Caribbean region. Nevertheless, the U.S. blood industry was importing raw human blood products from a great many of the Latin American and Caribbean nations in the 1970s and 1980s. Other human blood transmitted diseases include Hepatitis A and B, HIV/AIDS, Chagas, Malaria, West Nile Virus, and others.

LAMB’S BLOOD is now available through Amazon.com, the Kindle Store, and through local independent bookstores.

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