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When the government began allowing hemophiliacs to self-inject blood-clotting agents in 1981, Satoru Ienishi thought “spring had finally come” to a life plagued by problems stemming from the condition.

At that time, Ienishi began enjoying life without several trips to a hospital each week for injections — unaware of the tragic consequences for the nation’s hemophiliacs that would be caused by tainted imported blood products.

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