How to submit evidence to the inquiry
Everyone infected and affected by the contaminated blood scandal has an important story to tell.
Providing evidence to the Infected Blood Inquiry about what happened to you, or someone you love, is a very courageous act and we pay tribute to everyone who has done this.
How to give evidence:
- You can give written evidence or ask to speak at a public hearing
- Evidence can be given anonymously
- You do not need to be represented by a lawyer to give evidence to the inquiry
- If you choose to use a lawyer, they are paid by the inquiry, not you. A list of lawyers recognised by the inquiry is here
- Evidence can be submitted directly to the inquiry, which has a team who will help you with your statement if you need it
- To submit written evidence directly to the inquiry, fill out a short form first
Although the inquiry has heard oral evidence from witnesses who were either infected or affected by contaminated blood, it is not too late to add your voice.
Christina McLaughlin gave evidence to the inquiry in Belfast, along with two of her siblings, about her brother Shea who had severe haemophilia A and died of liver cancer. You can read about Christina’s experience of giving evidence here.
For support or more information, contact The Haemophilia Society’s public inquiry team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7939 0780. You can also contact the Infected Blood Inquiry team at email@example.com or call 0808 1691377.