Over the years, the contaminated blood tragedy has been a major part of our work. The Society has campaigned for justice for the thousands of lives already lost, and many more members and their families who are living with the daily legacy of pain, psychological damage and financial hardship.
We contributed to both the Archer Inquiry (2007-2009), and Scotland’s Penrose Inquiry (since 2009, final report pending). We continue to act as national advocates for all those affected, working alongside key campaign groups, and as secretariat to Westminster’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on haemophilia and contaminated blood.
Now, a new generation needs our help and support, and ongoing medical research and far-reaching NHS changes present new opportunities and fresh challenges. Today, social media and digital technologies are helping to connect our community more easily, highlighting the diversity of needs and experiences among the people and families we support.