The Inquiry: Your stories

What does the Inquiry mean to you? Read some of our members’ personal experiences below.

‘It was a comfort to know we weren’t alone’
As the Infected Blood Inquiry witness hearings take a break over the summer, Christina McLaughlin, who gave evidence in Belfast, reflects on its impact so far.

‘Until the Inquiry, we felt alone’
Attending the Infected Blood Inquiry in Belfast was the first time Lynda Walker had met other parents bereaved by the contaminated blood scandal.

‘My treatment was a success – what happened next was the tragedy’
Robert Hodgkins was four when he was infected as a result of contaminated blood products.

‘I dearly hope this Inquiry will bring us closure’
Despite years of counselling, Paul was unprepared for the emotional impact of the Infected Blood Inquiry.

‘My brother would want this injustice exposed’
Dot Eden and her family did not know that her brother had been a victim of the contaminated blood scandal until after his death.

‘So many similar experiences add up to a powerful voice’
The Infected Blood Inquiry has taken Barry back to very painful times, but he is determined that the stories of his brother and sister-in-law, who died as a result of the contaminated blood scandal, are heard. 

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