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Contaminated Blood


The Troublemaker - Missing records point to cover-up over infected blood

The Troublemaker - Missing records point to cover-up over infected blood The number of missing medical records, and patients whose HIV test results were withheld, are proof of a high level Whitehall cover-up, a

Contaminated blood inquiry hears victims’ horror stories as campaigners fear cover-up

Contaminated blood inquiry hears victims’ horror stories as campaigners fear cover-up Victims of the contaminated blood scandal were treated like “dirt”, an inquiry has heard. The Infected Blood Inquiry began hearing oral evidence last week.

The Troublemaker - Missing blood scandal files are latest part of a cover-up

The Troublemaker - Missing blood scandal files are latest part of a cover-up Government officials have removed hundreds of files relating to the scandal of contaminated blood used in British hospitals in the 1970s and 1980s. The files are now missing.

Blood money - victims speak out on the Infected Blood scandal

Blood money - victims speak out on the Infected Blood scandal A new inquiry is set to look at the decades of secrecy shrouding the use of contaminated blood in Britain. Thousands died as a result of being given blood that experts knew was infected with Hepatitis C. Sadie Robinson spoke to those fighting for justice

As the Infected Blood Inquiry begins - campaigners call for truth and justice

As the Infected Blood Inquiry begins - campaigners call for truth and justice An inquiry into the infected blood scandal began on Monday. Thousands of people were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after being given contaminated blood during the late 1970s and 1980s. More than 2,800 have died.

Anger after Tories fail to appoint chair for contaminated blood inquiry

Anger after Tories fail to appoint chair for contaminated blood inquiry The Tories have failed to appoint a chair for an upcoming inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal – again.

Government announces contaminated blood inquiry - but there’s still no chair

03 November 2017
The government announced plans for a full statutory inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal. But it failed to announce a chair for the inquiry.

The Troublemaker - Thatcher’s Tories covered up the tainted blood scandal

31 October 2017
Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government had a deliberate policy of refusing to accept any responsibility for allowing contaminated blood to be given to haemophiliacs.

Justice for contaminated blood survivors now

17 October 2017
The government’s consultation regarding a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal ended on Tuesday.

Tests still refused over tainted blood as court rules victims can sue the government

29 September 2017
Around 500 victims of the contaminated blood scandal will be able to sue the government for damages, a court ruled last week.

Contaminated blood survivors prepare for inquiry

19 September 2017
Survivors of the contaminated blood scandal met with the Reverend James Jones last week to discuss a possible upcoming inquiry. Nearly 80 attended the meeting.

Keep the health department off the contaminated blood inquiry

08 August 2017
A former bishop brought in to save the contaminated blood scandal inquiry has said the Department of Health (DoH) should be removed from the inquiry.

Thatcher, chemical weapons, a scab union and Piper Alpha

25 July 2017
Margaret Thatcher suggested threatening Iraq with chemical weapons after the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, declassified documents show.

Contaminated blood campaigners fear new inquiry could be just another cover-up

19 July 2017
Survivors of the contaminated blood scandal have rejected a meeting with the Department of Health (DoH) because it is “implicated” in the scandal.

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