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Coping with personal stress

The Public Inquiry has, for many people, brought back difficult memories.  It is perfectly normal for you to find this stressful.  It can be helpful to express these feelings with people you trust and help you manage more in the longer term. However, if you feel your emotions are not returning and you are still […]

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The Haemophilia Society asks PM for action

Following the opening three days of the Infected Blood Public Inquiry, The Haemophilia Society has written to the Prime Minister, asking for urgent action.  In their letter the Society welcomes the Government’s apology and words of empathy but says if they are not followed by action they will be ” hollow in the extreme..” Read the […]

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Hep C Coalition Statement on Public Inquiry

The Hepatitis C Coalition welcomes the opening of this long-awaited inquiry into the infected blood scandal which has affected the lives of so many people. There are likely to be people living today with hepatitis C contracted via contaminated blood products who have not yet been diagnosed. But hepatitis C is now curable thanks to […]

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Society Chief Executive writes in the Times

After more than three decades we have, at last,  a full public inquiry into the infected blood scandal which has led to  the deaths of more than 2,500 people and caused incalculable suffering to thousands more. It is not just  the numbers of people involved that are shocking, it is the stories of the impact […]

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The Inquiry Opens.

Sir Brian Langstaff’s Opening Statement Sir Brian Langstaff welcomed those present but expressed it would have been better if it was not necessary for everyone to have to come together in this way, if there had not been a need for the Inquiry in the first place. He began by talking about the the sheer […]

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Newsletter 3 September 2018

The Infected Blood Inquiry Preliminary Hearings – 24/26 September After years of waiting the UK inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal begins its preliminary hearings later this month (September).  ‘The Infected Blood Inquiry’ under its chair, Sir Brian Langstaff, opens at Church House, Westminster, on 24 September. These preliminary hearings will last for three days […]

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Call for pictures for the commemoration, 24 September

Plans for the commemoration to be held prior to the start of the preliminary hearings of the Inquiry on the morning of Monday 24 September at Church House are progressing.  The event aims to be simple, powerful, and memorable and will include photos, poetry, music, and factual information. To ensure this truly reflects those  affected we […]

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Society given ‘Core Participant’ status

The Haemophilia Society has been given ‘Core Participant’ status for the Statutory Public inquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal. The enables The Society to make application under the Inquiries Act 2005 for the cost of legal representation for both The Society and those who join with The Society and its representation. As such The Society […]

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Obtaining medical records – update

Introduction Many members have asked us what they need to do if they want to be involved in the contaminated blood and blood products inquiry and what to do with any evidence they may hold, such as records. We have put together below some advice on what to do with evidence you already hold and […]

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