HIV positive man arrested and charged after donating plasma
An Elkhart man admitted to police that he donated plasma even though he knew he was HIV positive. James Williams, 31, was arrested charged with four felonies. He told police he did it for the money. BioLife in Elkhart pays those who donate $30 for plasma.
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