Class Sues Over Infant Blood Sampling in B.C.

Darryl Greer reports:

A mother has filed a class action accusing British Columbia’s Provincial Health Services Authority of collecting blood samples from every infant born in B.C. and the Yukon since 1999 without permission.

Natalie Docherty and her two children, identified as L.D. and E.D., say the agency collected blood samples from the infants before sending them off to a lab to test for “18 detectable disorders.” The samples were later sent to a storage facility where the authority holds nearly 800,000 sample cards, which are accessed by researchers for “unknown research and testing purposes,” the complaint states.

Read more on Courthouse News. A copy of the complaint can be found here.

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