Hemophilia Association of New Jersey
"A nation's blood supply is a unique life-giving resource. However, in the early 1980's blood became contaminated by HIV. Tainted blood and blood products transmitted this devastating, often fatal disease to more than half of the 16,000 persons with hemophilia in the United States. An additional 12,000 individuals contracted the disease through blood transmissions.
Blood safety is a shared responsibility of many diverse organizations including the federal government, blood collection agencies and blood product manufactureres, as well as other private sector organizations. The tragedy of the early 1980's was a direct result of failed leadership and greed.
"Prayer Feather", commissioned by the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey, memoralizes the innocent victims whose memory remains in our hearts, honors those still struggling to survive and reminds us that the mandate from this tragedy is clear...