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Government Response to latest Contaminated Blood Support Scheme Consultation

The Government has published the response to the latest consultation on the contaminated blood support schemes. It is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/infected-blood-support-special-category-mechanism. A summary of the announcement has been published by the Department of Health We are reviewing the new policy in more detail and will provide more information shortly.

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Support the Campaign to get the Government to #getagriponPIP

Please support our e-action to raise awareness of the significant problems with Personal Independence Payment (PIP) which is replacing DLA for adults. Many people with bleeding disorders rely on assistance to cover the additional costs of living with their condition. This has traditionally been provided through the Disability Living Allowance

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Issue identified in BPL plasma products production

The Department of Health (DH) published a statement this morning regarding an issue identified during a routine inspection of Bio Products Laboratory (BPL) and their production of plasma derived blood products. The statement says that there was a problem with the computer software which controls the process of selecting, testing and

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The Haemophilia Society supports members in opposing DH involvement in creation of Contaminated Blood Inquiry

Campaigners from all groups representing people affected by the contaminated blood scandal have written to the Government rejecting their proposed process of consulting on the creation of the public inquiry. The Haemophilia Society had intended to raise these issues at the meeting but has heard the message from campaigners, many

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