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The Haemophilia Society’s response to today’s call for full compensation for contaminated blood victims

The Haemophilia Society today welcomes a call from the leaders of the main UK political parties in Westminster for full compensation to be paid to those infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal without further delay. Political pressure has been growing on the Government to urgently address the financial hardship faced by thousands of […]

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Contaminated blood support scheme: PM must act

Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to intervene to improve the financial support system for people infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal. The Government had promised to address campaigners’ concerns about inequalities in the Infected Blood Payment Scheme before the Infected Blood Inquiry began its witness hearings on April 30, 2019. However, […]

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Summary of media articles over the last 24 hours

Sunday Media Coverage on BBC news at 10. When this is available we will post the link here. Sunday Papers The Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/27/generation-schoolboys-wiped-staff-pressured-using-children-guinea/?fbclid=IwAR3RqXa3Y7tE9pX3OnCWUU2UywEeHATexqhU_BxBWbFM_iGS8mk4-VgIAfY The Guardian Monday Media Radio 5 Live https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004gyj Monday Papers The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hospital-infected-teenager-with-hiv-then-kept-diagnosis-secret-mfsdffmt0?fbclid=IwAR02_vslREm0ytaG1Gs8XDaUz9t9FRIsdeTGDE6MqTg_dCGqiKlpON8c8Wk The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/29/infected-blood-victims-mass-screening-hepatitis-c-nhs?fbclid=IwAR19T6WRknMkIukuRZ5oICFrlW6P2z4YIwr1dWwrutC8dEU6Mshwzqh0jjk The Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6970355/Tainted-blood-scandal-victims-not-told-HIV-two-years-evidence-suggests.html?fbclid=IwAR0GuRL6sSHMk37FEPFwR1Uw5-GeiyuydNNEx8mal_V5pn3dbd57-trRdVc Article in the Belfast Telegraph today https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/inquiry-to-reveal-ugly-truth-says-northern-ireland-man-caught-up-in-blood-scandal-38058396.html?fbclid=IwAR2ixSH2OmKSpLv2H_fL54NTC-EMdxgQVlM9i3FjOlnh9Ha9RzH2SPxbSiM Outside UK The London hearings […]

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A tribute to our community

Today, on the eve of the Inquiry’s first witness hearings, our thoughts are with all those members of our community who are preparing to relive painful and traumatic periods of their past to ensure that the suffering caused by the contaminated blood scandal is finally heard. We pay tribute to the courage and strength of […]

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Public Inquiry Newsletter – April

Welcome to the April edition of our Public Inquiry Newsletter. The Newsletter will keep you updated with events and progress of the Public Inquiry and when the Inquiry is sitting. You can also look out for weekly updates on our website. This edition includes information on our pre-hearings social event, a letter from our chair […]

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Join us at our pre-Inquiry social event

We know many of you will be travelling to London to be present at the first day of the Infected Blood Inquiry and we would like to mark this occasion by getting together beforehand. The Society will be holding an informal social event on April 29 from 6pm – 8pm where there will be a […]

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