Man donated blood in Gary, knew he was HIV positive, police say

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Friday, September 4, 2015

GARY, Ind. -- A man was charged after police said he sold his blood plasma to a company in Gary, Indiana, knowing he was HIV positive.

Gary police said Wilfred Campbell Jr. had documented knowledge of his HIV positive status before he donated blood plasma to Bio Blood Component Inc. - and received payment for it - in June.

Bio Blood excluded Campbell's blood plasma after further testing showed it was HIV positive.

Police said health department documentation showed Campbell was aware of his HIV status and had been barred from donating bodily fluids, under state law, since 2013.

Campbell was charged with theft and transferring contaminated bodily fluids on Thursday.

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