Read a summary of this week’s evidence

Written by Jessica Bomford, March 18, 2022

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry has turned to the issue of the manufacture of blood products in the UK, which will be its focus for three weeks.

There were three presentations this week, the first, by junior counsel Matthew Hill, pictured, was on self sufficiency and domestic blood production in England and Wales. There was also a presentation on Dr Jim Smith, a senior chemist who worked at the fractionation plants in Edinburgh, Oxford and Elstree between 1968 and 1992. A third presentation about Dr Richard Lane, director of BPL Elstree from 1978, will be completed next week.

Click here for a summary of this week’s evidence.

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