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Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Michelle O'Neill meets with CJD campaigner

25 February, 2009 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson and deputy Chair of the Assembly's Health Committee Michelle O'Neill MLA today met with VCJD campaigner Christine Lord in Stormont.

Speaking following the meeting Ms O'Neill said,

"This is an issue of concern for many within the health sector and I commend Ms Lord for her work in trying to raise awareness and pro-actively tackle the causes of Variant CJD.

"Ms Lord is calling for improved screening on blood donations to help prevent the spread of this disease. Sadly Ms Lord was motivated to engage in this campaign following the tragic loss of her son Andrew Black to Variant CJD.

"I want to support the calls made by Ms Lord and call on the Health Minister Michael McGimpsey to explore this issue further in order to help prevent any further cases." CRÍOCH

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