Infected Blood Inquiry
In the 1970s and 1980s around 5,000 people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders were infected with HIV and hepatitis viruses through the use of contaminated clotting factors in the UK.
This week has seen a lot of local, national and international news regarding the opening of the Infected Blood Inquiry. The Inquiry started holding public hearings on Tuesday, 30th April and has featured on most news bulletins throughout the first few days of evidence. At present, public hearings are planned at different locations throughout the UK from now until October.
The wellbeing of those affected by the issues being investigated by the Public Inquiry is of the utmost importance to us.
If you are affected by the issues raised by the Inquiry and would like to talk to someone please contact your local centre or call the SHN main number 01256 314793 and ask for the Haemophilia Team. SHN offices are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
In addition there are some other resources that you may find useful.
The Infected Blood Inquiry provides psychological support for people participating in the Inquiry. Click here for details.
The Haemophilia Society support pages have a lot of links and articles on general support and specific Blood Inquiry related support.