Interview with social worker and therapist Ray Dinoi from the New England Hemophilia Center, 1989 May 14

Title

Interview with social worker and therapist Ray Dinoi from the New England Hemophilia Center, 1989 May 14

Date

1989-05-14

Description

In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on May 14, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Ray Dinoi, a social worker and therapist, about hemophilia and the AIDS crisis. Dinoi first explains that hemophilia is a disease that effects about 20,000 Americans who have blood deficient in certain clotting factors. Hemophiliacs are reliant upon blood transfusions to obtain these crucial clotting factors. Unfortunately, many blood donors are not aware of their AIDS status when donating, and infected blood has entered into many blood pool donations, thus infecting many hemophiliacs. People with the most severe deficiency in clotting factor are the ones with the highest levels of infection due to the large number of transfusions they must receive. Dinoi speaks about the various support groups available at the New England Hemophilia Center for people effected by hemophilia and AIDS. Dinoi speaks about the risk of AIDS for hemophiliacs, what awareness has been brought to the issue, and how hemophiliacs can live with AIDS.

Creator

Boston's Other Voice

Subject

Dinoi, Ray; Hemophilia; New England Hemophilia Center; AIDS (Disease); Radio programs; Boston (Mass.); Lesbians; Gay men; Bisexuals; Transgender people

Contributor

Stickel, Peter

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

Copyright restrictions may apply. Email info@historyproject.org for more information.

Type

Sound

Format

audio/mp3

Identifier

THP-046-BOV-066_19890514

Duration

30:05

Bit Rate/Frequency

128000

Citation

Boston's Other Voice, “Interview with social worker and therapist Ray Dinoi from the New England Hemophilia Center, 1989 May 14,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed November 13, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/169.

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