Read a summary of this week’s evidence

Written by Jessica Bomford, March 25, 2022

This week the Infected Blood Inquiry has looked at the issue of self-sufficiency and the domestic supply of blood products in Scotland and Northern Ireland over four days of evidence.

There was a presentation on self-sufficiency of blood products in Scotland and Northern Ireland, followed by a presentation about the size of pools of plasma used in domestic production of blood products in the UK.

There were two days of live evidence from Dr Peter Foster, pictured, head of research and development at the Protein Fractionation Centre in Edinburgh from 1974 to 2008. 

In addition, a presentation on Dr Richard Lane, director of BPL Elstree from 1978, was completed this week.

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

Transcripts of inquiry evidence are available here. A weekly summary of previous hearings can be found here.

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