Anique Kasper, 11; Focus of AIDS Debate (1992)

Anique Kasper, 11, who developed AIDS after a tainted blood transfusion at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 1980 and became the focus of a debate earlier this year over the obligations that hospitals and blood banks have to inadvertently infected patients, died early Wednesday in Dallas of the complications of AIDS.

She is survived by her parents, Bruce Kasper of Playa del Rey, and Nicole Pascale of Los Angeles.

She died en route home to Los Angeles from Connecticut, where she had spent a week at a camp for terminally ill children.

A service is to be held at 10 a.m. today at Hillside Memorial Park.

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