Bain Capital Now Owns Majority Of Britain’s Blood Supply

blood supplyVia Alternet, a great metaphor for vampire capitalism:

Mitt Romney’s private equity company Bain Capital is in the news again, this time for buying the majority of United Kingdom’s entire blood plasma supply. The Department of Health has sold the state-owned Plasma Reources UK (PRUK) to Bain Capital for £230 million.

The deal it is raising concerns about the seemingly limitless opportunities for privatization. PRUK had been dedicated to using low contamination risk populations, and critics fear the privatization of blood plasma could prompt profit-incentivized shortcuts and a contamination of blood supply.

Former Health Minister Lord Owen wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron earlier this year and urged him to stop the sale. “The world plasma supply line has been in the past contaminated and I fear it will almost certainly continue to be contaminated,” Owen wrote. “Is there no limit to what and how this coalition government will privatise?”

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  • Anaelyssa

    Oh my god! Vampires!

    • InfvoCuernos

      Mormon Vampires! which is worse because of the kookie underwear thing.

  • Anarchy Pony

    How long ’til they patent the genetic codes of each donor?

    • Liam_McGonagle

      I see you haven’t read the fine print. Been there, done that.

    • The Well Dressed Man

      And use this data to “post-baptize” ALL their ancestors!

  • Calypso_1

    Has David Icke released a statement yet?

  • Guilbert

    Wasn’t this the plot of Blade: Trinity??? I’m speechless!

  • godozo

    And to think that the founder (and main profiteer) of this company could have been president.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    To answer their question…no, there is no limit. If given the ability to do so, they will privatize breathable air, drinkable water, your heartbeat…patent your DNA, (then charge you for using their product), copyright your voice and sue you for using it, and even claim possession of any and all future creations (ex: children) you may spawn while using their various wholly owned products (your bodies). Understand that you are already at war…you just aren’t firing back yet because the bullets are metaphorical…for now.

  • howiebledsoe

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • rtb61

    Here’s an easy privatisation, lobbyists influence, political scam. You can readily imagine new laws enforcing the requirement that all person seeking social welfare service donate blood, upon a weekly basis, free to selected corporations, including children.

  • ehmkec

    Bain cares for us all. “Nurse, we need plasma for the protester patient. Make sure it has the yellow label, not the blue label.”

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