Dumas had to strap Malléjac down for the journey to hospital at Avignon. Mallejac insisted that he had been given a drugged bottle from a soigneur, whom he didn't name, and said that while his other belongings had reached the hospital intact, the bottle had been emptied and couldn't be analysed.  Malléjac insisted that he wanted to start legal proceedings, and Dumas said: "I'm prepared to call for a charge of attempted murder." The incident was never resolved however, with Mallejac returning for subsequent Tours and denying any wrongdoing for the rest of his life.
Another aspect of the blood donation system is the incentives provided to select members of the population. I am an employee of the Commonwealth of Kentucky - we have blood drives at our facility every two months (alternating between the Red Cross and the Kentucky Blood Center)...in addition to the small incentives usually provided by the Blood bank (a $10 Walmart gift card, or a tee-shirt), we are also provided with hours of comp time to donate the blood. Since the mobile unit is at our facility, it rarely takes more than 45 minutes at most to donate blood. The remaining time of the 4 hours is then banked by the employee as COMP time, so the state government is indirectly subsidizing the Blood industry. I don't know if this arrangement is fair, appropriate or ethical, but it seems like all the participants are happy. I don't think the citizenry at large is aware of this, or of the enormous amount of money which is made in blood, but it does raise questions. Just wanted to share.