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Watch ‘Contaminated blood: to the inquiry and beyond’

The second part of our Bleeding Matters Live! series is now available to watch. The 70-minute long webinar looks at the reasons why the UK’s Infected Blood Inquiry took more than three decades to be set up, discusses the themes so far from its public hearings and looks at what

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Watch ‘Contaminated blood: a global perspective’

The first webinar in our Bleeding Matters Live! series is now available to watch. The hour-long webinar, Contaminated blood: a global perspective, discusses how public inquiries into the scandal were handled in Canada and Ireland and whether any lessons can be learnt in the UK. It features Brian O’Mahoney from

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Welcome to our new live webinar events

We’re launching a new series of webinars that looks at issues affecting people with a bleeding disorder and their families. The first Bleeding Matters Live! event, ‘Contaminated blood: a global perspective’, takes place on Thursday (9 July) at 6pm BST. Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether you are personally infected

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New counselling service for people living with HIV through contaminated blood

A new counselling service is on offer to former beneficiaries of the Macfarlane Trust (MFT). The Terrence Higgins Trust, which now manages the remaining funds from the MFT, is providing initially up to 24 free counselling sessions per person. To be eligible, you will be a former MFT beneficiary with

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Minister told: don’t delay fair support payments again

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister has brought the issue of infected blood support payments ‘back to square one’ by failing to allocate £1m to victims of contaminated blood, a letter from The Haemophilia Society has warned. Clive Smith, chair of The Society, has written to Health Minister Robin Swann to express

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New inquiry minister ‘actively seeking’ way forward

Penny Mordaunt, the minister responsible for the Infected Blood Inquiry, has written to The Haemophilia Society to state her “personal commitment” to the inquiry. The letter said she was actively seeking ways in which to move forward, following a meeting in January between her predecessor, Oliver Dowden, health minister Nadine

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New Infected Blood Inquiry minister urged to take action

The Haemophilia Society has told the new minister with responsibility for the Infected Blood Inquiry that action must be taken to provide better financial and mental health support. Penny Mordaunt, the Paymaster General, has become the fourth minister to oversee the progress of the Infected Blood Inquiry since it was

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NI Health Minister announces additional Infected Blood Payments

This press release has just been published following a meeting today with campaigners including The Haemophilia Society’s chair – Clive Smith, Haemophilia NI, Friends and family of haemophilia, NI and other campaigners: Health Minister Robin Swann has announced additional payments for people affected by contaminated blood. The payments range from

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Inquiry hearings delayed due to coronavirus

The Infected Blood Inquiry has pushed back the start of its next public hearings to autumn 2020 as a result of the coronovirus outbreak. Inquiry chair, Sir Brian Langstaff, said that the risks of the virus meant that it was no longer practical or safe to continue with the planned

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