Consultation on those affected by Infected Blood

The Government has launched a consultation on reform to the support arrangements for those with contaminated blood.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, 4,800 British haemophiliacs were infected with Hepatitis C through their NHS treatment. 1,200+ of these people were also infected with HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. Of these 1,200, more than 800 people have already died. Hundreds more have died from Hepatitis C. 170 non-haemophiliacs were also infected with HIV and countless infected with Hepatitis C through contaminated blood. Many of these people have also died.

The consultation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/infected-blood-reform-of-financial-and-other-support

Paper copies can be requested by calling 0300 123 1002