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Report from Alistair Burt
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Please click the link below to read a report from Alistair Burt MP. http://www.taintedblood.info/files/1397564500Notes%20from%20House%20of%20Commons%20meetings%208-9%20April%202014.pdf ...
TB Report on Meetings with Alistair Burt
Tuesday 15 April 2014
Please note that the second part of this report was produced by haemophilia Scotland following the first meeting on 8th April. Day Two (Tainted Blood Report) 9th April 2014, House of Commons MPs known to be present – Alistair Burt; Diana Johnson,...
Important Update re. Next Week's Meetings
Saturday 5 April 2014
Many of you will already be aware that Alistair Burt and the core group from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Haemophilia & Contaminated Blood has called two meetings in Parliament, on 8th & 9th April. You may also have heard that the numbers permit...
New Template Letter
Friday 28 March 2014
You may already know that two meetings have been organised on 8th & 9th April, by Alistair Burt. Unfortunately spaces at the meetings are limited and they are heavily over-subscribed. This has inevitably led to many people being disappointed. With ...
Contaminated Blood Meetings Announced
Monday 10 March 2014
Please see below for a letter, received today, detailing two meetings to be held in April on the subject of contaminated blood. This follows recent work done by Alistair Burt MP, along with other MPs who have been liaising with the Prime Minister's offic...
Penrose Update
Wednesday 26 February 2014
There has been a lot of speculation recently regarding what is happening with the Penrose Inquiry, so we made a call today to their offices and spoke to the Inquiry secretary. This is what she said: There will be an update from the Inquiry team th...
Caxton Makes Beneficiaries Beg For Support - The Times
Thursday 13 February 2014
The Times reports on how Caxton beneficiaries are being made to beg for support....
Urgent Message to MFT Beneficiaries
Thursday 13 February 2014
A new initiative is underway to challenge the inadequate support provided by the Macfarlane Trust - if you are an MFT beneficiary you need to read this....
TB to Give Evidence to Commons Select Committee
Friday 31 January 2014
Science and Technology: Blood, tissue and organ screening 9:15 am; The Wilson Room, Portcullis House Witnesses: Mark Ward and Joseph Peaty, Secretary and Head of Publicity, TaintedBlood, The Haemophilia Society, Dr Matthew Buckland, Chair of Medical ...
Penrose Inquiry Report Delayed
Monday 20 January 2014
We were disappointed to hear that the final report from the Penrose Inquiry has been subject to further delay. Please see below for an announcement from the inquiry website: Latest News Final Report On behalf of Lord Penrose, I regret ...
URGENT NEW TEMPLATE LETTER
Tuesday 3 December 2013
As you may be aware, recent weeks have seen some rapid developments in our campaign; most importantly the involvement of the Prime Minister and establishment of a core group of MPs within the APPG on haemophilia and contaminated blood with the purpose ...
World Aids Day 2013
Sunday 1 December 2013
1st December is World Aids Day. Thirty years ago, AIDS/HIV became the most graphic example of the dangers posed by the introduction of blood products. The ensuing contaminated blood disaster affected over 5,000 British haemophiliacs. Because haemop...
Combined Campaign Groups Press Statement
Saturday 16 November 2013
The following press statement went out tonight to all usual contacts on behalf of Tainted Blood, Manor House Group and the Contaminated Blood Campaign. It is in response to a press statement issued earlier today by Alistair Burt MP, following his meeting...
Westminster Hall Debate
Wednesday 30 October 2013
Yesterday's Westminster Hall Debate was very well attended by MPs and campaigners. It was particularly interesting to see that Andy Burnham, the Shadow Secretary of State for Health was there, as Ministers do not usually attend these debates. The deba...
Hepatitis fear at Welsh hospitals
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Around 5,000 people treated at Welsh hospitals are being contacted after a healthcare worker infected two patients with the Hepatitis C virus. The retired obstetrics and gynaecology worker is known to have passed on the infection to the patients at a W...
Penrose Inquiry Report Set for March 2014
Friday 6 September 2013
It was announced yesterday (5th September 2013), via the inquiry website, that the report is likely to be published in March 2014. Based on their last announcement this represents a further delay of approximately three months. The announcement reads as ...
Mike Wins Gold at British transplant Games!
Friday 16 August 2013
Well done again to Mike Dorricott who has followed up his double gold medal in the World Transplant Games by winning gold again in the British Transplant Games! Brilliant news! Congratulations, Mike, from all of us! Here's his (slightly techie!) update...
Ban Lifted for NHS Staff With HIV
Thursday 15 August 2013
The government is to lift a ban that stops healthcare staff with HIV performing certain medical procedures. Healthcare staff in England, Wales and Scotland having HIV treatment will be able to take part in all tasks, including surgery and dentistry... ...
'Tainted' Play to Debut in Toronto
Thursday 15 August 2013
'Tainted,' play about Canada's contaminated blood scandal, to debut in Toronto TORONTO - A play inspired by Canada's tainted blood scandal will debut in Toronto on Sept. 25, the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Krever inquiry that investigated the pu...
Double Gold Success for Mike Dorricott at World Transplant Games
Thursday 1 August 2013
We are delighted to report that Mike Dorricott has won TWO gold medals at the World Transplant Games! Here's his report: 'Am now the proud owner of two gold medals. Won the team gold with Frank Clark on Tuesday and won the Men's Champion Golfer prize...
Position Statement
Wednesday 24 July 2013
The following document is intended to further clarify TaintedBlood’s current position with regard to the contaminated blood products disaster. We hope that it will provide an insight into the work we do (within health, financial, time and personal constr...
Press Release re PRUK sell-off
Friday 19 July 2013
Anger over State sell-off of Plasma Resources UK TaintedBlood notes with interest and much anger the news today that the government has apparently sold off the state owned Plasma Resources UK to a U.S. private equity firm. TaintedBlood campaigns and ad...
Baby Given HIV+ Blood
Saturday 20 April 2013
Russian prosecutors said negligence resulted in a 16-month-old girl receiving blood from "an HIV-positive donor" at a St. Petersburg hospital. The child, named Daniella, was given the transfusion in late March at Children's Hospital No. 5, RIA Novosti ...
Fundraising Appeal
Friday 19 April 2013
Over the last 6 years Taintedblood has represented the infected bleeding disorder community, their families, the bereaved and others affected by the NHS use of contaminated blood products, seeking an acknowledgement and appropriate settlement from a gov...
Press Release
Monday 15 April 2013
Health Minister Anna Soubry's expected attendance at the above meeting next week despite the day being taken up by the funeral of Baroness Thatcher is welcomed by Tainted Blood and the Manor House Group. Suspicions are growing that the Government is pre...
Press Release
Friday 12 April 2013
Press release - 11 April 2013 Embargo: 00.01 hrs on Friday 12 April 2013 Medical questions for the Minister at the APPG meeting on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood - Wednesday 17 April, Committee room 8, House of Commons, 5pm Health Minister Anna S...
Press Briefing
Tuesday 9 April 2013
Forward planning notice - MPs and Peers to challenge Health Minister over treatment of haemophiliac victims of NHS contaminated blood scandal - Wednesday 17 April, Committee room 8, House of Commons, 5pm Tainted Blood and the Manor House Group welco...
URGENT - New Template Letter
Thursday 4 April 2013
Please click the link below to access an important template letter, encouraging your MP to attend the next meeting of the APPG for Haemophilia & Contaminated Blood: http://www.taintedblood.info/blog.php?mode=read&thread_id=895&topic_id=9 ...
HIV baby 'cured' by early drug treatment
Monday 4 March 2013
A baby girl in the US born with HIV appears to have been cured after very early treatment with standard drug therapy, doctors say. The Mississippi child is now two-and-a-half years old and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infecti...
New TB Structure
Saturday 19 January 2013
Dear All Following in-depth consultations and a vote, I would like to announce that we have made some significant changes to the structure and day-to-day working of TB to facilitate: a) A more transparent, representative and responsive performance...
PRESS RELEASE - 29th November 2012
Friday 7 December 2012
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Book Published for World AIDS Day
Friday 7 December 2012
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Sanguis Venenatus (Tainted Blood)
Saturday 1 December 2012
You may recall that in 2010 we celebrated the premiere of Andrew March’s piece of music called Sanguis Venenatus. The Latin name can be translated literally as ‘Tainted Blood’ and is dedicated to the memory of all haemophiliacs, and others, who have lo...
World Aids Day
Saturday 1 December 2012
Britain’s forgotten AIDS victims, among the first in the county to be infected with HIV from contaminated NHS blood products, have marked World AIDS Day by publishing a book featuring poignant stories of those who died from the virus. “Tainted Blood, Sto...
Haemophilia Society Policy on Contaminated Blood
Friday 19 October 2012
Yesterday, at the meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood, the Haemophilia Society launched the following policy which has been written following consultations between the society and members of the haemophilia c...
Kate Runs Cardiff Half Marathon for TB!
Sunday 14 October 2012
We are thrilled to report that this morning Kate Thomas completed the Cardiff half marathon in 2 hours 13 minutes, and in doing so has raised in excess of Ł1,500 for TB funds. This is an amazing achievement and the result of a great deal of hard work by ...
Press Release
Friday 21 September 2012
TaintedBlood and Manor House Group yesterday issued a joint reaction to last week’s parliamentary statement by the Prime Minister about the findings of a review into the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy in which 96 Liverpool fans were killed.: We are thrilled...
Letter to New Health Secretary
Friday 14 September 2012
Dear Mr Hunt, I am writing on behalf of an organisation called TaintedBlood to welcome you into your new appointment and offer our congratulations. As you may already be aware, we are a group that campaigns and advocates on behalf of all those affected...
APPG Update
Saturday 18 August 2012
Please click on the link below to get the latest updates on the All Party Parliamentary Group on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood. The group is due to meet again in October to ‘re-establish itself’ and ‘elect new officers’ In recent months we have s...
R.I.P. Lord Morris of Manchester
Tuesday 14 August 2012
We have just heard the very sad news that Lord Morris of Manchester has passed away at the age of 84. Lord Morris was a champion of rights for disabled people and a particularly staunch supporter of our campaign. He was President of the Haemophilia Soc...
Committee Update
Friday 10 August 2012
Things seem to have been very quiet on all the blogs for a few weeks now, so we thought it was time for an update on what’s been going on: • Meeting with PM A campaigner recently met with the Prime minister (also his MP), along with Aung San Suu Kyi and...
World Hepatitis Day TB & MHG Press Release
Sunday 29 July 2012
TaintedBlood and Manor House Group Press Release 27 July 2012 World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is Saturday 28th July 2012. This will be the second WHD since the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially recognised the disease. It joins only three ...
HIV-prevention drug Truvada approved by US
Tuesday 17 July 2012
US health regulators have for the first time approved a drug to prevent HIV infection. Truvada can be used by those at high risk of infection and anyone who may engage in sexual activity with HIV-infected partners, said the Food and Drug Administration...
TaintedBlood & Manor House Group press Release
Thursday 28 June 2012
Aung San Suu Khi and Prime Minister meet Haemophilia Campaigner Whilst visiting the United Kingdom for the first time in twenty four years, Aung San Suu Kyi last week attended various functions to learn more about the workings of a democratic society. ...
Urgent message re Haemophilia/HIV
Tuesday 12 June 2012
URGENT MESSAGE TO ALL MACFARLANE TRUST REGISTRANTS! If you have not logged in to the MFT website recently it is vital that you do so in order to read important information about their latest initiative. This includes details of an open meeting at the Tr...
One in 4,000 recipients of fresh frozen plasma could be susceptible to vCJD,
Tuesday 15 May 2012
To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the estimate by the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs Advisory Committee that one in 4,000 recipients of fresh frozen plasma could be susceptible to vCJD, what steps he plans to take to mitigate...
Ministers block release of NHS risk register
Tuesday 8 May 2012
The risk assessment of the NHS overhaul in England will not be published after ministers vetoed demands to release it. The cabinet decided that releasing the document listing possible risks to services could harm the quality of future advice from civil...
TB & MHG Press release
Monday 9 April 2012
Most media coverage of the proposals by Justice Minister Kenneth Clarke to be able to hold secret court hearings has focused on the use of these for terrorist cases. However, many fear wider use in assisting Government cover-ups and limiting witnesses fin...
HAEMOPHILIACS ACT TO PROTECT THEIR RIGHTS AGAINST CLARKE PROPOSALS
Wednesday 4 April 2012
HAEMOPHILIACS ACT TO PROTECT THEIR RIGHTS AGAINST CLARKE PROPOSALS...
TaintedBlood & Manor House Group Press Release
Friday 30 March 2012
Today, Friday 30th March 2012, will see the conclusion of public hearings to a Scottish Public Inquiry into patients infected with Hepatitis C/HIV from their NHS treatment in Scotland with the use of contaminated blood and blood products. Following a ...
Press Release from Thompsons Solicitors
Friday 30 March 2012
“Lord Penrose holds our hopes in his hands” that’s the message from the victims of the NHS infected blood scandal as the Penrose Inquiry’s public hearings come to a close today (Friday). Campaigners and the solicitors for the victims also said that the...
Solution Used To Preserve Donor Organs Could Be Contaminated With Bacteria
Friday 30 March 2012
The solution used to preserve most donor organs in the UK could be contaminated with bacteria, the government has said. Viaspan preserves the kidney, liver, pancreas and bowel, and is often used when organs are transported around the country. Tests in r...
NICE Publishes Final Draft Guidance on telaprevir for Chronic Hepatitis C
Saturday 17 March 2012
Healthcare guidance body NICE has today (16 March) issued final draft guidance recommending telaprevir (Incivo, Janssen Cilag), in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin, as an option for the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C in adult...
Former Merck Unit Works on First Vaccine for Hepatitis C
Thursday 15 March 2012
Okairos AG, a biotechnology business that Merck & Co. (MRK) sold to venture capital funds in 2007, is seeking to produce the first preventive vaccine for hepatitis C, challenging makers of treatments for the disease. No vaccine exists for hepatitis C...
Report calls for compensation for people infected by HIV through illegal blood sales in China
Sunday 11 March 2012
A new report jointly published by the Korekata AIDS Law Center in Beijing and the U.S.-based non-governmental organization Asia Catalyst, calls for the Chinese government to conduct "a full and independent investigation into the number of people affected ...
NZ blood products safe so far
Sunday 11 March 2012
New stocks of a blood product will be distributed to New Zealand hospitals during the weekend, following a contamination scare in Australia. Traces of ethylene glycol were detected by CSL Biotherapies in some batches of albumin, a blood product used in h...
Blood alert 'delay' criticised
Saturday 10 March 2012
Blood products company CSL Biotherapies is under fire from health authorities for taking six weeks to alert regulators that anti-freeze had leaked into a tank used for the human blood product albumin. The company's disclosure to authorities this week t...
HIV Vaccine on the Horizon?
Friday 9 March 2012
A vaccine that prevents HIV could be on the horizon after scientists developed an injection that protected monkeys against repeated exposures to the nonhuman version of the virus. Read more:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2111956/HIV-vaccine-...
Lord Corbett Remembered
Monday 27 February 2012
Lord Corbett, who has died at the age of 78 from cancer, was a very active and committed supporter of the haemophilia community and in particular those affected by the contaminated blood tradegy. Working very closely with our President, Lord Morris of ...
Transplant breakthrough as livers 'kept alive' outside body giving hope to hundreds
Sunday 26 February 2012
Scientists have created a machine which can keep donor livers functioning outside the body. The breakthrough – a British first – could save the lives of hundreds of people needing liver transplants every year. Livers taken from organ donors are curr...
TaintedBlood and Manor House Group Press Release
Thursday 23 February 2012
On anniversary, blood disaster Campaign Groups unite in quest for Justice Three years ago today, on 23rd February 2009, Lord Archer of Sandwell published his report following the Independent Public Inquiry into contaminated blood and blood products, wh...
Hepatitis C breakthrough cure going to waste for 500,000 people
Thursday 9 February 2012
Advances in treatment for hepatitis C mean more than 70 per cent of carriers can be cured if it is diagnosed early. Yet most of the half a million people with the condition are unaware they are infected, an expert said today. Mark Wright, a consultant ...
TB Press release
Sunday 5 February 2012
VCJD SECRET TESTING OUTRAGEOUS SAY HAEMOPHILIAC CAMPAIGNERS Campaign group TaintedBlood has expressed outrage at news of the Government’s plans to potentially test blood donors for vCJD without their consent. For over thirty years the Government has...
Government Plans for Secret vCJD Tests
Sunday 5 February 2012
We were appalled to learn this morning that the Government is considering testing 30,000 NHS blood donors for vCJD, the human form of mad cow disease. The Mail Online reports today that: Thousands of NHS patients could be secretly monitored by the Gov...
Westminster Hall Debate
Sunday 5 February 2012
Please see the following, as copied from the Haemophilia Society website. I only found out about this late on Friday night so excuse the short notice. It is still not clear whether members of the public are allowed to attend and I am waiting for guidanc...
Prion diseases hide out in the spleen
Friday 27 January 2012
UK population could harbour thousands of silent infections. Prion diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (vCJD) are able to jump species much more easily than previously thought. A study published ...
Blood test could help to diagnose deadly mad cow disease
Thursday 19 January 2012
A new blood test to identify the human form of mad cow disease is being developed by British scientists. Researchers have created the test for the deadly variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), which is being offered to British patients for the first...
New Drug Combo for Hepatitis C Shows Promise
Thursday 19 January 2012
A new cocktail of two investigational drugs appears to have successfully cleared the hepatitis C virus in people who don't respond to standard treatment. What's more, the approach seems to work without the need for injections with interferon alpha, an ...
TB Press Release
Saturday 14 January 2012
TaintedBlood notes with interest and increasing anger the Government’s reaction to the recent breast implant scare. In particular, we find reactions from both sides of the House quite distressing, given that for over thirty years haemophiliacs have been c...
Hepatitis C Vaccine Reports Promising Results
Thursday 5 January 2012
Hepatitis C vaccine: Oxford researchers' trial 'promising' An early clinical trial of a hepatitis C vaccine has shown "promising" results, according to researchers at Oxford University. Designing a vaccine has been difficult as the virus changes its...
HIV Vaccine Approved for Human Clinical Trials
Wednesday 21 December 2011
The vaccine, developed by researchers at the University of Western Ontario, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to start being tested in humans in January. It is the first preventive HIV vaccine approved for clinical trials to us...
Haemophilia gene therapy shows early success
Monday 12 December 2011
Just one injection could be enough to mean people with haemophilia B no longer need medication, according to an early study in the UK and the US. Six patients were given a virus that infects the body with the blueprints needed to produce blood-clotting...
World Aids Day 2011
Thursday 1 December 2011
World Aids Day 2011...
Infection Scare at Endoscopy Clinic
Friday 18 November 2011
A sterilization scandal at an Ottawa endoscopic clinic has now turned into a frightening infection scare. Four former patients of Dr. Christiane Farazli have tested positive for hepatitis C and all are now suing for compensation. Three of the patients f...
Liver Cell Implant ‘World First’
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Doctors in London say they have cured a baby boy of a life-threatening disease which was destroying his liver. They implanted cells which acted like a temporary liver, allowing the damaged organ to recover. The team at King's College Hospital in sou...
Hepatitis C Virus May Increase The Risk Of Brain Disorders And Death In People With HIV
Saturday 12 November 2011
Results from a recent study indicate that brain disorders, particularly epilepsy and seizures, are more common in HIV-positive patients with hepatitis C virus than in patients with HIV alone. The risk of death was also higher for these individuals... ...
Caxton Foundation - URGENT
Tuesday 25 October 2011
Caxton Foundation It is urgent that as many people as possible apply NOW to register with the Caxton Foundation. It is very important that we prove need to Government and this can only be done by people taking up what they are presently en...
TB Press Release
Wednesday 19 October 2011
The Penrose Inquiry, which is investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of people infected with contaminated NHS blood and blood products, continues to hear new evidence. We believe that recent testimonies completely invalidates the Governm...
Canada to Review Blood Donation Restrictions?
Saturday 24 September 2011
Earlier this month, the U.K. lifted the life-long ban preventing men who have sex with men (MSM) from making blood donations. Starting in November, only gay or bisexual men who have had sex with another man in the past 12 months will be prevented from don...
Tributes Paid to Campaigning Lawyer
Monday 19 September 2011
Tributes have been paid to a campaigning lawyer who has died aged 55 following a long illness. Frank Maguire, joint managing partner of Thompsons Solicitors, died at home in Ayrshire with his family at his side. He had been suffering from cancer. Mr Mag...
Medics infect 23 children with HIV after giving them contaminated blood transfusions
Wednesday 14 September 2011
Twenty-three children suffering from a rare genetic disorder have been infected with HIV after receiving tainted blood in western India, it emerged today. All the children had received free transfusions at a government-run hospital in the Junagadh distri...
Approximately 3,000 Children a Year Contracting HIV
Tuesday 13 September 2011
India: Around 23 children with thalassemia in Junagadh, who have had to endure hitherto frequent blood transfusions to stay alive, are now been burdened with having to battle HIV as well, thanks to the carelessness of blood banks. The children reported...
Lifetime Blood Donation Lifted for Men who have had Sex with Men
Thursday 8 September 2011
The lifetime ban on blood donation by men who have had sex with men is to be lifted following an evidence-based review by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO). The recommendation, which has been accepted by the health ...
Famous AIDS Experts Helping with Care for Transplant Victims
Saturday 3 September 2011
Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) World-renowned Taiwanese-American HIV/AIDS expert David Ho is one of several overseas consultants who are helping with the care and treatment for the five victims of a recent HIV-infected organ transplant mishap, a health official sa...
Chinese AIDS Activist Released From Prison
Saturday 27 August 2011
Chinese AIDS activist Tian Xi has finally been released after a year in prison for “intentional destruction of property” at the hospital where he was infected with HIV more than a decade ago. Last August, police in Xincai in the Henan province detained ...
Patients Contact Hepatitis C from Contaminated Blood
Thursday 25 August 2011
China Daily A medical safety investigation is underway in a county hospital in central China’s Henan Province...several patients at the hospital have contracted hepatitis C from contaminated blood in the blood clinic. The China Daily says at least 6 peo...
Phillipsburg man sues Easton Hospital, Blood Supplier over Hepatitis B Diagnosis
Wednesday 24 August 2011
A Phillipsburg man who underwent a heart procedure at Easton Hospital in July 2009 claims he contracted hepatitis B during a blood transfusion and is suing the hospital, its owner and the Miller-Keystone Blood Centre for damages. Roger Wolf and his wif...
VIictim Testimonies of NHS Infected Blood Scandal Released
Tuesday 23 August 2011
The emotional testimonies of family members and victims infected with HIV from NHS blood and blood products have been released today by the Penrose Inquiry into the scandal. The detailed personal accounts lift the lid on the intense pain, suffering and...
1 in every 4 blood donations found positive of HIV
Friday 12 August 2011
Philippines THE Department of Health (DOH) is now strictly imposing a rigid screening for blood donors after it found out that one in every four blood units donated to the government this June tested positive of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). B...
Hepatitis B and C - 35,000 Mauritians affected
Monday 8 August 2011
Mauritius: International Day against Hepatitis was celebrated last week on July 28. It was an occasion to focus on particular measures for the prevention, screening and fighting against the disease. There are various types of Hepatitis: A, B, C, D and E....
4-Drug Regimen Can Cure Genotype 1 Hepatitis C in 12 Weeks
Monday 8 August 2011
Interim results from the Phase 2 ZENITH study show that previously untreated people with HCV genotype 1 can achieve sustained response in as little as 12 weeks using a quadruple regimen consisting of telaprevir (Incivek), the experimental HCV polymerase i...
New hepatitis C drug exciting - but expensive
Monday 8 August 2011
A new drug has just been approved by Health Canada for hepatitis C that might put the word "cure" within reach of some patients -- something unheard of with current treatments. But the drug comes with a hefty price tag and it's unclear who will be paying ...
DOH belies report on HIV-positive blood donations
Monday 8 August 2011
MANILA, Philippines Only one in every 200 blood packs donated to the Department of Health, blood banks, and the Red Cross tested positive for HIV in June, a health official said Monday. Dr. Eric Tayag, chief of the Department of Health's National Ep...
Age of AIDS patients in quick decline: CDC
Monday 8 August 2011
China: The age of people committing AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) in Taiwan is on the quick decline, with an additional 55 young AIDS-infected people reported in 2010, including one aged only 13, according to the statistics released by the...
27% of blood donations HIV-positive
Monday 1 August 2011
One out of every four blood units donated to the government in June tested positive for the highly contagious human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to the Department of Health (DoH). Based on the department’s HIV/AIDS registry report last month, ...
David Cameron: ‘Go and Get Checked Out’
Friday 29 July 2011
At the close of the first ever World Hepatitis Day, the Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron, has urged people who may not know they are infected to go and get tested. His message of support reads as follows: “With more people being tested for Hepatitis ...
Battling Hepatitis, the Silent Killer
Friday 29 July 2011
New Delhi: A latest report from the WHO says that viral Hepatitis will kill over five million people in South-East Asia in the next ten years. Thirty-year-old Karan was shocked to learn that not only did he have Hepatitis, but that infections from multi...
URGENT: BIOLOGIC RECALL INFORMATION
Thursday 28 July 2011
Initiated by : Baxter Healthcare Event Id : 146 Event Date : 07-27-2011 Therapy Recombinate rAHF NDC Number Lot Number Size Packaging Expiration Date 0944283310 TRA09834AB 10 mL - 01-28-2012 Reason Baxter is voluntarily reca...
Death of Professor Geoffrey Savidge
Wednesday 27 July 2011
Professor Geoffrey Savidge MA MD FAHA Professor Geoffrey Savidge, whom many here will remember, sadly died at the weekend. He had been suffering from cancer. Professor Savidge was Professor of Medicine at St Thomas’s Hospital, as Guy’s & Thom...
Hepatitis kills more than one million people every year.
Tuesday 26 July 2011
CHANDIGARH: One in 12 person worldwide is living with either chronic hepatitis B or C, and a majority of those infected are unaware they are suffering from the liver ailment. July 28, 2011, marks what is officially the first World Health Organization-supp...
HBV Third Leading cause of Death
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Philippines MANILA, Philippines -- There's one out of 12 in the world. In the Philippines, there's one of 10. That's the number of people who carry hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), a potentially life-threatening liver infection hyperendemic in the c...
Dengue fever threat to blood supply
Sunday 24 July 2011
The nation's blood supply is under threat from deadly dengue fever because there is no detection test for the mosquito-borne disease that stays in your blood for life. The Australian Red Cross had to throw out 33,600 litres of donated blood for fear it ...
Morriston Hospital Heart Patients at Hepatitis B risk
Saturday 23 July 2011
More than 150 patients who underwent heart surgery in Swansea earlier this year have been told they may have been exposed to the hepatitis B virus. Managers said there was a "low risk" involving patients who had surgery at the cardiothoracic unit at Morr...
Soroti Hospital lacks blood
Friday 22 July 2011
Acute shortage of blood has hit Soroti Hospital, (Uganda) leaving patients in need of blood at the risk of death. The director, Dr. Joseph Epodoi, said the hospital was in dire need of blood supply to save anaemic patients, accident victims and mothe...
Tainted Blood Victims not told about Compensation
Wednesday 20 July 2011
At least 200 potential victims of Canada's tainted-blood scandal have never officially been informed they could be entitled to thousands of dollars in compensation. Only recently, and a decade after the Canadian Red Cross Society put more than $70 millio...
Press Release 6th July
Thursday 7 July 2011
Taintedblood Press Statement Phone Hacking Scandal The campaign group Taintedblood have today expressed their anger and disbelief at the Prime Minister’s decision to recommend at least one or maybe two inquiries into the recent phone hacking scandal...
Caxton Foundation Registration
Sunday 3 July 2011
Caxton Foundation You may now be able to apply to register with the Caxton Foundation. Follow this link to find the application form: Caxton Registration Details from form: If you, or a relative who has died, are registered with the Skipton...
Meeting With Anne Milton, 29th June 2011
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Today, representatives form TaintedBlood, the Haemophilia Society and Manor House Group are meeting in London with the Under Secretary of State for Health, Anne Milton. Unfortunately, Dave Tonkin, Chair of Manor House Group is not able to attend this mee...
Press Release 26th June 2011
Monday 27 June 2011
Taintedblood Press Statement 25th June 2011 Contaminated blood campaigners have expressed their hopes that at a meeting this Wednesday (29th July), they will be able to convince Government that a radical overhaul of current support systems is still ...
Press Release
Saturday 7 May 2011
The TaintedBlood committee would like to express sympathy and understanding for the families of the 2005 London bombings, following the report of the coroner, Lady Justice Hallett. We understand that several of the families, are now calling for a Public ...
Vote of No Confidence in Health Secretary
Wednesday 13 April 2011
RCN - No Confidence in Health Secretary A Royal College of Nursing motion of no confidence in the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, has been carried with an overwhelming 98.7% in favour. This is the first time in over thirty years that ...
Lord Morris's Bill Objected to Again
Friday 1 April 2011
Sadly - but predictably - the Bill was objected to again this afternoon. The next reading is Friday 21st October 2011 http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=8055 Scroll forward to 14:30.40 Sue...
Haemophilia Society Press Statement
Tuesday 8 March 2011
Haemophilia Society welcomes extra support for people affected by contaminated blood disaster Haemophilia Society welcomes the Minister’s announcement that some of the afflicted and bereaved of the contaminated blood disaster in Wales will receive new...
Statement from Welsh Assembly Government
Tuesday 8 March 2011
STATEMENT BY THE WELSH ASSEMBLY GOVERNMENT Title: Response to the Contaminated Blood Review Date: 8 March 2011 By: Edwina Hart, Minister for Health and Social Services I would like to make a statem...
Scottish Inquiry Gets Under Way
Tuesday 8 March 2011
A public inquiry into how people were infected with hepatitis C and HIV after undergoing NHS treatment in Scotland in the 1970s and 80s is set to take its first oral evidence. More than 4,000 people across the UK, many of them haemophiliacs, were infec...
Betrayal and Lies
Monday 7 March 2011
A month in the making and now finished... Tainted Blood : Betrayal and Lies Please circulate this to everyone you know and post it everywhere. Richard ;)...
Haemophilia Society Press Release
Friday 4 March 2011
4th March 2011 The Haemophilia Society welcomes the Minister’s announcement that some of the afflicted and bereaved of the contaminated blood disaster in Scotland will receive new payments in line with those announced for sufferers in England earlier t...
TaintedBlood Press Statement
Friday 4 March 2011
Taintedblood Press Statement 4th March 2011 Following the outcome of the recent Government review which did not include reference to Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales, Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Health Secretary has today announced a similar pac...
Press Release from Scottish Government
Friday 4 March 2011
Please see below for a copy of a press release which was issued by the Scottish Government at 10 am today announcing plans for new support provision for those affected by HIV/hepatitis C as a result of NHS treatment with blood/blood products: March...
Revised Campaign Aims
Saturday 19 February 2011
As explained yesterday, the TaintedBlood committee has recently spent time re-defining our aims in order to make it clearer to everyone exactly what we are campaigning for. We believe that the following set of aims will help us all work together in orde...
URGENT PRODUCT RECALL
Friday 18 February 2011
Swab product recall URGENT...
Committee Re-structuring and Other Changes
Thursday 17 February 2011
We are posting this update to let you know where we see the campaign going in the future and also to inform you of some changes we have made to the committee. Like the metaphor about the swan, things might have seemed quiet on the surface lately but we w...
vCJD - Press Statement
Friday 4 February 2011
vCJD Test Press Statement London 3rd February 2011 Tainted Blood welcomes the announcement today that British scientists have developed a blood test for vCJD. We hope that this scientific breakthrough will eventually lead to safer blood supplies ...
Memorial Service Details
Wednesday 2 February 2011
Gareth’s Memorial Service Details Date: Friday 25th February Time: 2.00 pm Venue: The All Nations Centre, Sachville Ave, Cardiff CF14 3NY Directions: http://www.allnationscentre.com/PDFs/Location.pdf Further Details: ...
Initial Response to Government review of 10th Jan 2011
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Initial Response to Skipton Fund review...
Memorial Service for Gareth
Tuesday 11 January 2011
A memorial service for Gareth will be held on Friday 25th February at 2.00 pm at the All nations Centre, Cardiff. Further details and a map, etc, will follow closer to the date. ...
Press Statement re. Review
Monday 10 January 2011
The following has been sent out to all our usual contacts: Government Announces another Inadequate Support Scheme for Contaminated Blood Sufferers London 10th January 2011 The Secretary of State for Health, the Rt. Hon Andrew Lansley MP, to...
Monday 10 January 2011
Govt Announcement...
Rumoured Govt Announcement on Review
Monday 10 January 2011
Govt Announcement Rumoured...
Government Delay in announcing review outcome
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Government delay in announcing review outcome...
Written Ministerial Statement
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Ministerial Statement 21st December...
Funeral Arrangements
Saturday 18 December 2010
Funeral Details I have been given the following details by Gareth's family: Because of the added distress that would be caused by arranging for repatriation of Gareth's body - which I believe would probably take weeks at this time of year - his fa...
Gareth Lewis Press Release
Wednesday 15 December 2010
Death Of Tainted Blood Chairman...
Death of Gareth Lewis
Monday 13 December 2010
It is with the very deepest shock and sadness that we have to bring you the dreadful news that Gareth Lewis, our Chairman, died tonight. Some of you know that a couple of days ago he travelled to Spain, where he was due to spend Christmas and New Year ...
World Aids Day 2010
Wednesday 1 December 2010
World Aids day press release...
Do you have a supportive Conservative MP?
Wednesday 1 December 2010
Do you have a supportive Conservative MP?...
Judicial Review re: Skipton Fund
Tuesday 23 November 2010
A woman infected with Hepatitis C from contaminated blood transfusion brings a legal challenge in the High Court...
Irish Economy Support Package
Monday 22 November 2010
Taintedblood welcomes Irish support package...
Latest Press Release
Saturday 6 November 2010
Blood Campaigners Appalled, as Minister Rejects War Dead Members of the contaminated blood campaign have expressed their shock that Conservative MP for Guildford and Under Secretary of State for Public Health, Anne Milton, has called a meeting at Wes...
URGENT!! NEW MEETING ANNOUNCED!
Tuesday 2 November 2010
We have been informed that, following the debate in the House of Commons a further meeting is to be held at Westminster. The details are as follows: Date: Thursday 11th November Venue Westminster Hall Time: 10-00 - 12:30 a.m. The ...
TB Letter to David Cameron
Thursday 28 October 2010
TB Letter to David Cameron encouraging him to be there for us all....
Latest Press Release
Saturday 23 October 2010
The following was sent out tonight to all of our usual contacts: Campaigners disgusted at Government’s actions regarding Contaminated Blood Debate and Written Ministerial Statement 22nd October 2010 On behalf of all those infected ...
New Template Letter
Friday 22 October 2010
We are currently working on our responses to all the new developments in the campaign and would like to reassure you all that we have not gone away and we will never give up until we achieve our aims. We do, however envisage that over the next few weeks ...
Motion for Debate
Tuesday 12 October 2010
That this House recalls that the catastrophic problems of infected blood supplied by the NHS date back to the 1970s and 1980s, infecting 4,670 patients and causing what Lord Winston described as the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS; note...
Church Service – Watch it Here!
Monday 11 October 2010
Follow these links to watch last week’s service of hope. Service of rememberance Part 1 Service of rememberance Part 2 Service of rememberance Part 3 ...
Shocking New Evidence Revealed!
Wednesday 6 October 2010
TaintedBlood have today been handed a copy of a document that has shocked us all. It is a copy of a letter from a haemophilia director at an NHS Trust to ‘Factor Vlll users’, and is dated 7th June, 1994. It refers to a report that a vial of Factor Vlll ...
TB Press Release 4th October 2010
Monday 4 October 2010
Please find below details of activities in the next 10 days relating to the Contaminated Blood scandal. Following the successful Judicial Review into the Government's response to Lord Archer's inquiry recommendations and meetings between the Government ...
TB Press Release 19th September 2010
Monday 20 September 2010
Campaigners Celebrate Announcement of Historic Debate London, 20th September 2010 Contaminated blood campaigners are celebrating the historic announcement of a debate into the scandal that infected 4,800 British haemophiliacs with multiple viruses i...
Historic Debate Announced
Friday 17 September 2010
Today we reached an historic landmark in the contaminated blood campaign. It was announced on the Parliament website that we a debate is to take place in the House of Commons main chamber on the subject of: '...compensation for NHS blood contamination' ...
URGENT REQUEST!
Tuesday 14 September 2010
URGENT! Can everyone please call or email their MPs today with the following information, asking them to raise the issue of the Contaminated Blood Campaign at the following meeting: The Backbench Business Committee will hear proposals by taking br...
TB Statement re. Whole Blood
Thursday 9 September 2010
Clarification of TaintedBlood’s Position Regarding Recipients of Contaminated Whole Blood Following recent comments from both the Hepatitis C Trust and the Haemophilia Society, the TaintedBlood committee feels that we should clarify our own position......
Message from Haemophilia Society
Monday 6 September 2010
Hello I’ve been asked to clarify the Society’s position with regard to those infected through ‘whole blood’ but who are not affected by a bleeding disorder. The Haemophilia Society supports, represents and provides information for people affected by blee...
Important Campaign Meeting
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Hello everyone As you know representatives from the Society, Manor House, the Contaminated Blood Coalition Committee and Tainted Blood recently met the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health, Ann Milton. It was generally felt that this was a positi...
Questionnaire
Thursday 5 August 2010
As you know, TaintedBlood were represented recently by Mike Dorricott at a meeting with Anne Milton, Under Secretary of State for Health. At the meeting it was impressed on the Minister that to achieve closure for our community it would be necessary to i...
Important New UTube Video
Saturday 24 July 2010
Our thanks go to Richard for providing this UTube video. Please spread it around all your e-mail contacts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS29DB5gypI ...
Important New Template Letter
Friday 23 July 2010
Dear All, During the meeting with Anne Milton on Tuesday, it became apparent that we need to do one final thing to assist our push to bring this campaign to a successful conclusion. This involves pushing for a debate in the House of Commons and we hope...
Successful Meeting With Minister
Tuesday 20 July 2010
Earlier today Mike Dorricott, Chris James and Dave Tonkin met with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health, Anne Milton. It was a very positive meeting and initial feedback is as follows: The Minister advised that she was in the p...
Minister to meet with Campaigners
Friday 16 July 2010
For some time now campaigners from all groups, have been working towards securing a meeting with the new Government to press our case at this important stage. We were unable to achieve such a meeting during the last Parliament, but we are delighted to tel...
PM Responds to Letters
Monday 28 June 2010
We are delighted to report that one of the TB committee has finally received a personal letter from the Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron. This was as a result of earlier letters sent to Mr Cameron by Mike Dorricott, regarding Gordon Brown’s refusal to ac...
Lords indicate intention not to appeal JR ruling
Saturday 5 June 2010
On a day when all our thoughts were centred on Haydn and his family it was particularly poignant that we should receive news of the Government's intention not to seek leave to appeal Mr Justice Holman's ruling at the Judicial Review in the High Court....
Details of Haydn’s funeral
Friday 28 May 2010
Haydn’s funeral will take place next Wednesday, 2nd June, at 4.15 p.m. The service will be held at: Thornhill Crematorium Thornhill Road, Cardiff, CF14 9UA. ...
YouTube Channel 'CampaignTB' Created
Saturday 15 May 2010
Thanks for the hard work of Richard, a new YouTube channel 'CampaignTB ' has been created. There are at least 40 archive videos currently available in one convenient place which all relate to the contaminated blood campaign... ...
What Happens Next?
Thursday 29 April 2010
What happens next? 1. Lord Morris's Bill returns. 2. Judicial Review – final date for appeal: The Government have until of 21st June 2010 to apply to the Court of Appeal for permission to appeal the Judicial Review......
Prime Minister Pledges to Address Compensation to Blood Victims
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Today, the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, took part in a phone-in on BBC Radio 4. We know that many people submitted questions on the subject of contaminated blood, and one - Ollie Carruthers - was invited to ask his question live on air.......
Widows' Protest - Haemopilia Society Press Release
Thursday 22 April 2010
Widows of victims of the NHS Contaminated Blood disaster will protest at 10 Downing Street today (Thursday 2.30pm) at Gordon Brown’s failure to provide them with a fair deal Their demonstration should be deeply embarrassing to the Prime Ministe...
Haemophilia Society Press Release - Judicial Review
Friday 16 April 2010
HAEMOPHILIA SOCIETY WELCOMES HISTORIC VICTORY IN COURT Today (Friday 16 April, 2010), the Administrative Court and Divisional Courts sitting in Court 49 at the Royal Courts of Justice heard Mr Justice Holman hand down a judgement in an hugely important J...
TB Press Release - Judicial Review
Friday 16 April 2010
Judicial Review challenge upheld by the High Court On the eve of World Haemophilia Day, it gives us great pleasure to be able to inform the community of victims to contaminated blood that the Judicial Review brought by Andrew March on behalf of Tainted...
Judge Rules in Our Favour!
Friday 16 April 2010
Judicial Review in our favour. Lord Justice Holman rules that Government were wrong in their reasons for rejecting recommendation 6h of Lord Archer's report! Further details to follow! ...
Mr Justice Holman to hand down his judgment
Wednesday 14 April 2010
The court has indicated that the Honourable Mr Justice Holman will hand down his judgment in R. (March) v. Secretary of State for Health on Friday 16 April at 10:30 in Court 49 of the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand. ...
`Contemptuous Government Actions` - Haemophilia Society
Tuesday 6 April 2010
The following press release was sent out today by the Haemophilia Society: Haemophilia Society Chair, Liz Rizzuto said: “The Government statement brings not one penny of new support to arguably the most needy minority in Britain today. We hope th...
Government announces `earlier` review of Skipton Fund
Tuesday 6 April 2010
The Department of Health have today announced that further to their rather inadequate published Response of 20th May to the distinguished Report of Lord Archer of Sandwell, they have decided to compound the outrage by releasing news of a window-dressing.....
Gordon Brown: 'Government is Good Samaritan'
Saturday 3 April 2010
According to an article in the Daily Mail, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has once again used the story of the Good Samaritan to explain how he sees the Labour Party: ‘Gordon Brown borrowed religious language for his election fight today as he claimed...
TB Press Release - PM Refuses to Meet Dying Man
Friday 2 April 2010
Prime Minister Refuses to Acknowledge Dying Man On 7th March this year, a letter was sent to the Prime Minister from Mr Haydn Lewis. After campaigning for over half his life for justice for those affected and infected by contaminated blood and......
Judicial Review - Details
Thursday 25 March 2010
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TB Press Release - Our Promise to Haydn
Friday 12 March 2010
Government Reveals its True Colours in Rejection of Blood Bill. This afternoon the Government once again showed its true colours as it hammered in the final nail for all those who believe in honesty, decency and human rights. The 3rd successive Govern......
Haemophilia Society: “This is your last chance, Prime Minister!”
Friday 12 March 2010
In a personal letter to the Prime Minister, Haydn Lewis, a terminally ill patient, has insisted that Gordon Brown to meet with him. He refers to the parable of the Good Samaritan which Gordon Brown has used frequently since he became Prime Minister......
'Clock Ticking' for Haydn as Government Blocks Bill For Third Time.
Friday 5 March 2010
The following is posted with prior consultation with and full permission from Haydn and Gaynor: This afternoon, this disgraceful apology for a Government of what was once a democracy sank even lower. Lord Morris’s Contaminated Blood Support for Infe...
Conservatives Promise to Give Priority to Bill
Friday 5 March 2010
In an interview for Radio Stoke, Mr Stephen O'Brian,,the Shadow Minister for Health was interviewed, along with a constituent. He was asked about recent events in Parliament and responded by explaining that, in the same way the Government did not support...
Government Prioritise Tricycles, Videos & Fish Ahead of Blood Safety
Monday 1 March 2010
We are disgusted - but maybe not entirely surprised - to see that Lord Morris's Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill has been listed in 19th position on the House of Commons Business Order for Friday 5th March. It is last b...
Objector Named in Haemophilia Society Press Release
Friday 26 February 2010
“It is doubly shaming that the Government has denied a debate on this Bill on a second occasion. They have once again committed a foul disservice to all those bereaved and affected. Yesterday I wrote to the Prime Minister to uphold his pledge to......
Bill Objected to for Second Time!
Friday 26 February 2010
As was widely anticipated, Lord Morris's Contaminated blood Bill has been objected to for the second time in the House of Commons. The proceedings differed slightly fromt he first time round, in that Mt Brian Iddon MP, the Bill's sponsor, said: 'Beg to...
Haemophilia Society e-mails Gordon Brown, P.M.
Thursday 25 February 2010
The following important e-mail has been sent today to Gordon Brown, Prime Minister, from Chris James, Chief Executive of the Haemophilia Society. It has also been circulated widely to the press, and is reproduced here with the Haemophilia Society’s pe...
Court Dates Announced for Judicial Review
Wednesday 24 February 2010
We are pleased to inform you that we now have dates for the court hearing of our Judicial Review. It will be heard in the High Court in London and two days have been allocated for this; the 25th and 26th of March... ...
Haemophilia Society 12 Month Anniversary Press Release
Monday 22 February 2010
Haemophilia Society announces First Anniversary of the Archer Report into Contaminated NHS Blood One year ago this Tuesday (23rd February) those infected and bereaved by the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS gathered to hear Lord Arche...
TaintedBlood 12 Month Anniversary Press Release
Monday 22 February 2010
Dear All, please find attached a release that has been prepared to mark the anniversary of the publication of Lord Archer's report. This document together with the compare and contrast document has been sent to the national press......
Second Judicial Review Against Government
Saturday 20 February 2010
Last November we informed you that, following a period of research we were able to present a document to our solicitors which has resulted in us securing a judicial review of the Government’s response to Lord Archer’s report. We are now pleased to te...
Lib Dems : 'Kerry Should Have Apologised'
Tuesday 16 February 2010
Mike Popham, the Liberal Democrat prospective MP for Bristol East has highlighted the recent publicity surrounding Kerry McCarthy MP and her actions as Junior Whip. In an article entitled; 'Kerry McCarthy, Labour's Bristol East MP Plays With the Sick......
Haemophilia Society Press Release
Monday 15 February 2010
Haemophilia Society names and shames MPs blocking Contaminated Blood Bill: HAEMOPHILIA SOCIETY NAMES THOSE IN GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR DELAYING THE SECOND READING OF THE CONTAMINATED BLOOD BILL...
Kerry McCarthy Defends Objection
Monday 15 February 2010
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/letters/Letters-Bristol-MP-defends-role-passing-blood/article-1832500-detail/article.html...
Bristol Evening Post Article
Wednesday 10 February 2010
Four hours ago, the Bristol Evening Post released an article entitled: "Bristol MP accused of playing political games at expense of sick and dying". This development follows an outcry from the contaminated blood community over the past few days due to th...
TB Press Release
Monday 8 February 2010
The following was issued to all our press contacts this evening: TaintedBlood Press Release, 8th February, 2010 On 3rd February, over 130 people made their way to Westminster from all parts of Great Britain to lobby their MPs. They represe...
Objector Named
Monday 8 February 2010
It has been confirmed this afternoon by her office that it was Kerry McCarthy, MP for Bristol East, an Assistant Whip, who said: ‘Object’ last Friday and, in that one small word, giving us a major uphill battle to ensure that Lord Morris’s Bill beco...
Haemophilia Society to ‘Name & Shame’ MPs Following Objection to Bill
Friday 5 February 2010
Haemophilia Society to ‘Name & Shame’ MPs Following Objection to Bill. This afternoon, in the House of Commons, the Government Whip raised an objection to Lord Morris’s Bill, and it has consequently been put back to the 26th February for its Second ...
Guardian Letter From Haemophilia Society
Friday 5 February 2010
Letter From Haemophilia Society Chief Executive in Today’s Guardian We were delighted this morning to see the following letter from Chris James, Chief Executive of the Haemophilia Society: Thank you for publishing letters (2 February) from those a...
Feedback on Lobby of Parliament
Friday 5 February 2010
On 3rd February, 2010, a large group of those infected and affected by contaminated blood and blood products made its way to Westminster. It only became truly apparent how large when we all tried to squeeze into the committee room that had been allocated...
Committee Members' Letters Published in Guardian
Tuesday 2 February 2010
On Tuesday 2nd February 2010, the Guardian published letters by TaintedBlood Committee members Haydn Lewis and Sue Threakall. The letters, which are responses to the Ruth Rendell letter of support for the Contaminated Blood Bill......
Dame Ruth Rendell: 'This Bill Must Become Law.'
Saturday 30 January 2010
We would like to draw your attention to a very important letter in today's Guardian by Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, Guardian (Letters) - Saturday 30 January 2010 Dame Rendell obvious has a full understanding of the Bill and its implications......
TB Press Release
Friday 29 January 2010
Please see the following Press Release which is going out today to all our usual contacts. Feel free to send it on to any local press contacts you may have, just in case they don't receive it: TaintedBlood Press Release. Friday, 29th January, 2010 ...
New TB Committee Member
Thursday 28 January 2010
New Committee Member We are delighted to tell you that TaintedBlood has a new committee member! His name is Bruce Norval, but you will already know him well as Viral Boy. He has been a campaigner for many years now, both nationwide and in Scot...
Lobby Details
Thursday 28 January 2010
We have received the following this morning from Chris James, Chief Executive of the Haemophilia Society, regarding next week's lobby of Parliament: Hello all and many thanks to everyone that has come back to me about attending the lobby and contacting...
Second Commons Reading of Bill Announced
Monday 25 January 2010
It has been confirmed that the second reading of the Bill in the House of Commons will be on Friday 5th February. This is a crucial stage for the Bill, Whereas the first Commons Reading was a formality this one will involve debate. It is therefore ab...
Update on Lobby of Parliament
Monday 25 January 2010
We have been informed by the Haemophilia Society of the following details regarding the proposed lobby of Parliament: * Date of lobby: Wednesday 3rd February * Venue: Exact venue still to be arranged * Time: Please arrange to be there...
Revised Campaign Fact Sheet
Saturday 23 January 2010
Because things are moving very quickly at the moment, and because more and more people are contacting us for advice, we have updated our Campaign Fact Sheet. We hope that it will prove to be a useful tool in the days ahead, particularly on February 3rd wh...
Bill Receives 1st Reading in Commons
Saturday 23 January 2010
On Thursday 21st January 2010, the Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill received its First Reading in the House of Commons...
Contaminated Blood Bill Sent to the Commons
Friday 22 January 2010
On Thursday 21st January 2010, the Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill [HL] received it's Third Reading and the amendments moved by Lord Morris of Manchester and Baroness Masham of Ilton were agreed....
Don’t Forget About Me!
Thursday 21 January 2010
The Contaminated Blood Bill proposed by Lord Morris has passed unopposed through the House of Lords and will have its second reading in the Commons on the 5th of February 2010. Lord Morris and Eddie O’Hara MP have now proposed a lobby at Westminster Hal...
Call For Hansard Record to be Adjusted
Wednesday 20 January 2010
We have been contacted by Martin Harvey, Chief Executive of the MacFarlane Trust. He has given us permission to publish a letter to Baroness Thornton regarding her comments in the debate on December 11th, 2009, in which she said that: ‘…the Associat...
Proposed Lobby of Parliament
Monday 18 January 2010
We have been informed by the Haemophilia Society that Lord Morris’s Bill is scheduled to pass from the Lords to Commons on 21st January when it has its third reading in the House of Lords. We understand that Lord Morris is keen for us to lobby parli...
Third Reading of Bill
Thursday 14 January 2010
The proposed date for the third and final reading of Lord Morris's Bill in the House of Lords is: Thursday 21st January. After this the Bill is expected to pass into the House of Commons for its first reading. It is therefore vital that everyone ...
EDM 538
Monday 11 January 2010
Please note that there is now an important Early day Motion for MPs to sign in relation to Lord Morris's Contaminated Blood Bill. It is vital that we achieve as many signatures as possible from all parties in order to demonstrate a high level of support ...
Bill Passes Committee Stage
Friday 8 January 2010
Yesterday in the House of Lords, Lord Morris's Bill (Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons Bill) reached the Committee Stage... Although the committee stage can last for several days at least, yesterday's proceedings appeared to...
Committee Stage Announced for Bill
Tuesday 15 December 2009
It was announced on the parliamentary website today that Lord Morris's Bill (Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill) will be going to the Committee stage in the House of Lords on 7th January 2010. It is at this stage that a...
Second Reading of Lord Morris's Bill
Friday 11 December 2009
The second reading of Lord Morris’s Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill was heard today in the House of Lords. The Bill was passed, unopposed, and will consequently now move on to the Committee Stage. Lord Morris receiv...
Second Reading of Lord Morris's Bill Announced
Wednesday 2 December 2009
According to Lords Publications future Business http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldordpap.htm the Bill is due for its second reading on the 11th December 09 Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill [HL] Second Readin...
New Template Letter re. A.P.P.G.
Monday 30 November 2009
Please see our latest template letter encouraging your MP to continue supporting us, but specifically to attend the Annual General Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Haemophilia. http://www.taintedblood.info/blog.php?mode=read&thread_id=5...
Urgent! New Template Letter!
Friday 27 November 2009
Following today's ballot we now have the names of MPs whom we need to target in order to try and get Lord Morriss's Bill into the House of Comons. Please click the following link, which will take you to the blog for a template letter and further details:...
Please Contact Your MP!
Monday 23 November 2009
Please would everyone now contact their MP asking him to support Lord Morriss's Bill? You can find a template letter to help you by clicking this link and scrolling down the thread: http://www.taintedblood.info/blog.php?mode=read&thread_id=506&topic_i...
TB Press Release
Thursday 19 November 2009
TaintedBlood Press Release November 19th, 2009 TaintedBlood is delighted with the news that today in the House of Lords, Lord Morris of Manchester introduced the 1st Reading of a Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill. With ...
Lord Morris Introduces New Bill to House of Lords
Thursday 19 November 2009
We are pleased to let you know that this morning in the House of Lords Lord Morris of Manchester introduced the 1st Reading of a Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) Bill. With this Bill he has mirr...
TB Legal Action
Friday 6 November 2009
You will probably recall that a few weeks ago, on the TB website, we informed everyone that the TB committee were instigating some legal action and that when the time was right we would release more details. Following consultation with our legal team at M...
Statement From Haemophilia Society
Wednesday 21 October 2009
“Many of you will now be aware that the Society decided not to attend the cross-party meeting with Gillian Merron, the Health Minister, which is due to take place today. The Society's Board wanted to let you know some of the reasoning behind this decisi...
Haemophilia Society Pulls Out of Meeting!
Monday 19 October 2009
Haemophilia Society Pulls out of DoH Meeting! Invitation to Campaigners Retracted at Last Minute! Earlier today Haydn Lewis and Collette Wintle were informed that they had been chosen by the Haemophilia Societ...
Minister Agrees to Meet Campaigners
Sunday 18 October 2009
TaintedBlood have been informed that Gillian Merron, Minister of State (Public Health) has agreed to meet with representatives from the Haemophilia Society, along with two patients representatives, yet to be decided. The meeting is scheduled for 21st Oct...
Committee Update
Saturday 12 September 2009
Although we are still unable to give any details, for legal reasons, this brief update is to let you know that you should hang on in there as everything we are doing is so far going to plan. We are still working flat out to achieve TB's maste...
Update
Thursday 20 August 2009
This posting is to give you a further update on recent work by the TB committee. After completing a great deal of research over the last few weeks we have recently taken the advice of our legal team. We are very pleased to tell you that in the lig...
Committee Update - Summer 2009
Thursday 13 August 2009
We have recently had some concerning things bought to our attention. It appears that a number of regular visitors to the Tainted Blood website are becoming very frustrated with the committee. This has apparently been caused by a number of reasons whi...
Westminster Hall Debate (Hansard)
Thursday 2 July 2009
Yesterday, 1st July at 4pm, Jenny Willott MP was allocated a Westminster Hall debate with reference to the Government's response to the Archer report. Unusually, MPs other than Jenny Willott herself, were permitted to make comments. ...
Urgent! Please send this letter to your MP!
Thursday 25 June 2009
We found out only yesterday that there is to a debate next Wednesday at 4.00 in Westminster Hall, London. We have devised a letter (attached) for you to send to your MP to ask him/her to attend the debate to represent you......
Westminster Hall Debate Secured by Jenny Willott MP
Wednesday 24 June 2009
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Campaign Group Organises Peaceful Demonstration
Tuesday 16 June 2009
On Friday 19thJ June 2009, there will be a peaceful demonstration at the constituency offices of the new Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham in Leigh, Nr Warrington. ...
Updated (Vers. 3) Comparison Document Released
Saturday 13 June 2009
TaintedBlood have reprinted the comparison document (version 3). We have now numbered each recommendation and response and have ensured that they follow the exact same order as they appeared in Lord Archer's report... ...
Compare & Contrast Gov. Response with Archer's Recommendations
Sunday 7 June 2009
TaintedBlood have produced a useful document that compares and contrasts the Government's response directly against Lord Archer's remit and recommendations. The information is presented in an easy-to-grasp form with 2 columns......
Lord Morris Tables Question About Debate
Tuesday 2 June 2009
Lord Morris has tabled a question for written answer to determine when a debate will take place in the House of Lords regarding the Government's response to Lord Archer's inquiry: Questions for Written Answer......
Please Send our Template Letters Rejecting the Government Proposals
Friday 22 May 2009
TaintedBlood have created 3 template letters for use by those in our Community who feel strongly about the Government response of 20.05.09, to fill in, sign & send to either the Haemophilia Society, Macfarlane/Eileen Trust &/or Skipton Fund......
Government Considers a Debate on Contaminated Blood
Friday 22 May 2009
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Government Response Document & Written Ministerial Statement
Thursday 21 May 2009
Yesterday, Wednesday 20th May 2009, the Department of Health released their pitiful and insulting response to the eminent work of former Solicitor General, Lord Archer of Sandwell's report and recommendations of the Independent Inquiry... ...
Government Fails Victims of Contaminated Blood & Blood Products
Wednesday 20 May 2009
The Government has finally responded to the report and recommendations of Lord Archer’s Independent Inquiry. We are utterly appalled to read the Government’s shocking statement that unashamedly demonstrates their total disregard for the contaminated ...
Minister Pledges Full Government Response to Inquiry
Wednesday 29 April 2009
Following last Thursday’s debate in the House of Lords, Lord Morris yesterday addressed a third debate at which an amendment to the Health Bill was discussed. Lord Morris’s proposed clause involved one of the recommendations of the Archer inquiry......
Press Release April 25th
Saturday 25 April 2009
TaintedBlood Press release, April 25th, 2009 Has Government finally apologised for contaminated blood disaster? It appears that, after nearly thirty years of campaigning for truth and justice, a government spokesperson has finally apologised ...
Lord Morris Draws 'Black Death' Analogy
Friday 24 April 2009
In today’s House of Lords debate, Lord Morris of Manchester compared the contaminated blood tragedy to the Black Death, when crosses were drawn on the doors of victims’ houses. The debate began with a powerful and moving speech by Lord Morris......
TaintedBlood Press Release - House of Lords Debate
Thursday 23 April 2009
On April 23rd a debate is taking place in the House of Lords in response to repeated submissions by Lord Morris of Manchester. The debate takes place at approximately 11.00 and the main speakers are Lord Morris and Baroness Thornton (Minister)... ...
Imminent Release of Withheld Documents
Thursday 16 April 2009
The Haemophilia Society has been contacted by Dawn Primerolo, the Minister of State for Public Health, with regard to the release of Department of Health documents......
Lord Morris's Debate Announced
Wednesday 1 April 2009
It has been announced today that Lord Morris.s debate has finally been picked 'out of the hat'. The date of the debate is set for Thursday 23rd April. No further details have yet been announced. ...
Penrose Inquiry Not Dealing With Culpability or Compensation
Tuesday 31 March 2009
It has been confirmed today that The Penrose Inquiry will not be dealing with either culpability or compensation for victims. The inquiry, which is the result of more than 15 years of pressure from campaigners, is being held before Lord Penrose, a form...
Lord Archer Meets With Department of Health
Monday 30 March 2009
It appears that at some stage since the production of Lord Archer's report, he has been able to meet with Dawn Primarolo, the Minister of State (Public Health) and Alan Johnson, the Secretary of State for Health. We have not yet been made aware of the......
Lord Morris Renews Call For Debate
Thursday 26 March 2009
Lord Morris has tabled a further request for a balloted debate in the House of Lords: Ballot on 1 April for debate on 23 April. Time limit 2½ hours Lord Morris of Manchester to call attention to the findings of the Independent Public Inquiry headed...
'Deadly New Threat to Haemophiliacs' - Lord Morris
Thursday 19 March 2009
The Manchester Evening News has revealed that Lord Morris of Manchester is urging the government to implement screening of NHS blood supplies for vCJD, the human form of mad cow disease. He states that victims of haemophilia are facing a deadly new threa...
TaintedBlood Accompanies Lord Morris to Downing Street
Tuesday 17 March 2009
This morning, TaintedBlood was represented by a small contingent of people who accompanied Lord Morris of Manchester to Downing Street to hand over a copy of Lord Archer of Sandwell's Inquiry report for the attention of the Prime Minister, along with a le...
Amendment to Health Bill
Wednesday 11 March 2009
Amendment to the Health Bill: The Health Bill is currently going through the Lords and Lord Morris has put in an amendment concerning the establishment of a National Haemophilia Committee as recommended......
TB Press Statement March 8th, 2009
Monday 9 March 2009
TaintedBlood Press Statement, March 8th, 2009 TaintedBlood wishes to express its horror and outrage at proposals just revealed that suggest a possible Government move to only allocate the safest blood supplies to around 10% of the population. Th...
Over 90% of Population to receive unsafe blood?
Sunday 8 March 2009
It has been revealed that NHS patients who eat meat may be banned from receiving the safest blood supplies in order to halt the spread of variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (vCJD)....
More Media Interviews
Sunday 8 March 2009
These are the links to the new videos. http://www.flackey.com/lords/bbc_evening_news_1.avi http://www.flackey.com/lords/bbc_wales_news_1.avi http://www.flackey.com/lords/haydn_bbc_news24_1.avi http://www.flackey.com/lords/newsni...
Lord Morris's Question Available to Watch
Saturday 7 March 2009
The Question posed by Lord Morris is now uploaded to the internet. They have been recorded from the Parliament Channel then converted to .avi format, the most common video format playable on just about anything, even home dvd players. The location i...
Government to Give Official Response to Archer Inquiry
Thursday 5 March 2009
Thu, 05 Mar 2009 Today Harriet Harman announced that the Government will reverse its previous decision and give an official response to the Archer Inquiry into haemophiliacs who were infected with HIV or Hepatitis because of tainted blood products. ...
TB Phone Out of Order
Thursday 5 March 2009
Just to let you all know that TaintedBlood's phone has reached the end of its natural life! Hopefully we will replace it soon, depending on funding, but in the meantime please e-mail the committee on: committee@taintedblood.info We will update yo...
'A preventable Disaster' - Haemophilia Society C. E.
Thursday 5 March 2009
Chris James, Chief Executive of the Haemophilia Societ has referred to '...a preventable disaster ' in a letter to the Independent newspaper on March 4th: Lessons of the blood disaster The Haemophilia Society endorses Lord Archer's report into t...
Lord Morris to probe Lords about Archer
Wednesday 4 March 2009
Lord Morris’ Starred Question on the Inquiry has come out of the hat and is being asked tomorrow morning (March 5th) at 11.00am: Lord Morris of Manchester: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to respond to the findings and recommendat...
TB's Response to Report
Tuesday 24 February 2009
TaintedBlood's official response to the report of the Archer Inquiry can be found by following the links on this page. ...
Department of Health Statement
Tuesday 24 February 2009
Here is the first response from the Department of Health to the Report of Lord Archer's inquiry: A Department of Health spokesperson: "We have great sympathy for the patients and families affected by contaminated blood products in the 1970s..."...
Lord Archer's Inquiry reports
Monday 23 February 2009
Today at 10:30am Lord Archer of Sandwell unveiled his long-awaited report to the victims of contaminated blood, and to the country. The 114-page document sets out the panel's understanding of the events that took place in the late 1970s and early 1980s, d...
Lord Archer's Report Announced
Thursday 19 February 2009
The Archer Inquiry website at www.archercbbp.com was updated at 1.00 today to say that Lord Archer would publish his report on Monday the 23rd February 2009. For the full details see http://www.archercbbp.com/files/times/74_Press%20Conf...
TB Press Statement 17-02-2009
Tuesday 17 February 2009
TaintedBlood would like to express its outrage and despair at recent press reports about a haemophiliac who, following his death, was found to have contracted vCJD through contaminated NHS plasma products. We do not, however, express any element of sur...
Haemophiliac Contracted vCJD From Plasma
Sunday 15 February 2009
Government experts are due to reveal later this week that a haemophiliac caught vCJD after being given contaminated blood products. In September 2004 health officials wrote to 4,000 people, warning them that they were at a: ‘small increased risk...
Further Questions Asked in Parliament
Saturday 14 February 2009
On Tuesday February 10th, the following questions were asked by Jenny Willott, Mp, with answers by Dawn Primarolo, MP, Minister of State for Health: Contaminated Blood and Blood Products Inquiry Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for ...
Website Launched for Scottish Unquiry
Wednesday 11 February 2009
The website for the Scottish Inquiry has been launched. You can access it by clicking on the following link: www.penroseinquiry.org.uk ...
Lord Morris Requests Debate
Sunday 1 February 2009
Although we do not yet have a date for publication of Lord Archer’s inquiry report, we believe that it is likely to be in the near future. We know that Lord Morris of Manchester has a tabled balloted debate requested, for ballot on February 24th, follo...
Guardian exposes 'appalling' Government actions.
Monday 26 January 2009
An article in today's Guardian newspaper details the response given to a parliamentary question by MP Jenny Willott regarding the witholding of Freedom of Information documents. The Guardian's health editor, Sarah Boseley, explains how 35 documents are c...
New Chairman Appointed to Lead Scottish Inquiry
Tuesday 13 January 2009
Chairman Appointed to Lead Public Inquiry Following the resignation of Lady Cosgrove, a new chairman has been appointed to lead the Scottish Judicial Inquiry into the deaths of two people who contracted Hepatitis C through NHS blood products. Lord...
Upcoming House of Lords Question?
Thursday 8 January 2009
Lord Morris has recently tabled a request on the Lords future business section. He intends to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to respond to the findings and recommendations of the Independent Public Inquiry headed by Lord Archer of Sandwe...
Death of TB Committee Member
Saturday 27 December 2008
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of one of the TaintedBlood committe, Gary Kelly. Gary died unexpectedly on Monday and his funeral is to be held on Wednesday December 31st at: Linn Crematorium Lainshaw Drive ...
World Aids Day 2008 Press Release
Monday 24 November 2008
This is also a day for reflecting, with tremendously mixed emotions that range from sadness to sheer terror, from love to complete hatred. That is why this year we at Tainted Blood are focusing on the feelings felt across the whole infected community....
'I'd faced death...'
Saturday 22 November 2008
On November 21st, The Guardian ran a two page spread about one of our members. Please follow the link below to access it, and see the blog for further comments. Sue 'I'd faced death - the shame was worse' - Guardian, Friday 21st November 2008 h...
'...this stricken community...'
Friday 10 October 2008
Lord Morris's question yesterday in the House of Lords brought up many issues regarding the problems faced by the Haemophilia community: The United Kingdom Parliament House of Lords Thursday, 9 October 2008. The House met at eleven o'c...
New Committee Update
Monday 1 September 2008
The latest committee update is now available on the blog under the thread: 'Campaign Ideas'....
Solicitor accuses Westminster Government of: 'acting illegally'
Friday 20 June 2008
On Thursday, 12th June, Mr Frank Maguire gave evidence at the final public hearing of the Archer Inquiry. Mr Maguire is a senior partner in Thomas and Scott. He is also a solicitor advocate which entails regular appearances in the Court of Sessions. He...
Archer Inquiry - last public hearing
Thursday 19 June 2008
On Thursday 12th June, TaintedBlood members were among those who attended the final public hearing into the independent public inquiry into contaminated blood and blood products., chaired by Lord Archer of Sandwell. The aim of this hearing was to: '...lis...
Website transition - possible disruption
Saturday 26 April 2008
Today (Saturday 26th April 2008) as part of planned upgrade work on the part of the website hosts, our website will be moved from its server to a new platform. During this time, you may experience difficulites in using the site. This is because the versio...
Scottish public inquiry announced
Wednesday 23 April 2008
Scottish Health Secretary, Nicola Sturgeon, announced today that Scotland will hold a full public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal. This unprecendented move follows many years of campaigning and numerous appeals to previous Health Secretaries, ...
Archer Inquiry Update
Monday 3 March 2008
Below is the text of an update posted onto the Archer Inquiry website on 29th February 2008: Firstly, we feel we must offer our unreserved and sincere apology to all those who have been regularly looking at our website for information but without anything...
Alabama 3 gig "a success"
Thursday 14 February 2008
Taintedblood has deemed the recent fundraising event with a concert performed by Alabama 3 and others a resounding success. The event, which was held on 25th January 2008 at the Brixton Jamm, saw ticket sales totalling more than ÂŁ470, plus ÂŁ70 raised on...
18 British troops at risk from tainted blood
Thursday 10 January 2008
It has been revealed today that eighteen British troops wounded in service were given blood that had not been properly checked for infections such as HIV, Hepatitis and Syphilis....
Archer Inquiry Update
Tuesday 18 December 2007
Taintedblood has learned that the Archer Inquiry has been delayed due to one of its panel, Dr Norman Jones, being unable to attend sessions until probably the third week in January. This setback follows a previous delay where Dr Jones' predecessor, Lord T...
Newsnight - update
Tuesday 18 December 2007
Tomorrow (Wednesday, 19th Dec) Newsnight BBC2- 22.30pm will broadcast a preview of this years top stories, coverage which will include an update from the original program plus where we are with the Archer inquiry....
Alabama 3 gig set to raise funds for Taintedblood
Friday 7 December 2007
It has been confirmed within the last few days that the Alabama 3 (http://www.alabama3.co.uk/), plus guests,will be hosting an evening in January to help raise funds for Taintedblood...
Taintedblood launches 'memories' page
Thursday 6 December 2007
Today, taintedblood is proud to launch its 'memories' page, a place on the TB website where we will be placing lasting memorials to those who have died because of contaminated blood....
Taintedblood's Positive Nation article for World Aids Day
Saturday 1 December 2007
Herewith the text of the article that appeared in the World Aids Day edition of Positive Nation: Mark Ward acknowledges the devastating effect HIV/ AIDS is having across the globe but implores us to also remember the UK haemophilia community...
Living Stories Project handed over to British Library
Monday 26 November 2007
On Tuesday 20th November 2007 a reception held within the British Library Centre for Conservation saw years of hard work, set backs and tears known as the 'Living Stories' formally handed over to the British Library and archived forever....
DHSS Knew of Risk of Contamination from Imported Plasma from Paid Donors in 1980
Tuesday 23 October 2007
DHSS stated in writing in March 1980 that they knew of the risk of contamination from imported plasma from paid donors....
Dame Anita Roddick - campaigner for Hepatitis C - dies
Tuesday 11 September 2007
Dame Anita Roddick, whose death was announced late last night was a true ambassador for all those affected by blood-borne viruses, and we at TaintedBlood mourn her passing....
UK Litigation Opportunity Announcement
Thursday 16 August 2007
UK Litigation Opportunity Announcement. August 2007...
Scotland Gives Way and Instigates Public Inquiry
Sunday 27 May 2007
Scottish Ministers have given way and decided to instigate a Holyrood 'government-stamped' Public Inquiry into how patients in Scotland received contaminated blood products and why they were not informed as to their infections. ...
taintedblood.info unveils its Accusations Document
Wednesday 18 April 2007
Last evening (Tuesday 17th April 2007), the taintedblood unveiled its latest work in the fight to achieve justice for all those infected with contaminated blood. The taintedblood Accusations Document is the culmination of thousands of hours of dedicate...
Newsnight Airs the Contaminated Blood Scandal
Wednesday 18 April 2007
This evening, BBC Newsnight aired shocking revelations about more than 20 years of a Government cover-up about how UK physicians ignored multiple warnings, how infectivity trials were aimed at haemophiliac children, and how the medical profession and the...
Lord Archer delivers his inquiry opening statement
Tuesday 27 March 2007
Lord Archer of Sandwell, who is heading up the Independent Public Inquiry into Contaminated Blood and Blood Products, delivered his opening statement today, marking the beginning of the inquiry itself. The opening was held at 1, Abbey Garden, Great Colleg...
Archer Inquiry opening statement to be made on 27th March 2007
Sunday 25 March 2007
The team of solicitors that are heading up the Archer Inquiry has announced the date for the opening statement of the Inquiry. The announcement was made on the Fentons Solicitors website last week. You can link directly to the press release here: http:...
Contaminated blood inquiry for haemophiliacs to be held
Monday 19 February 2007
It was announced today that a public inquiry is to be held into the supply of contaminated blood products through the NHS to thousands of haemophiliacs, resulting in the deaths of hundreds from HIV and Hepatitis C. Lord Morris of Manchester, long-time adv...
The taintedblood.info timeline goes live!
Saturday 17 June 2006
A major breakthrough for the infected haemophilia community, the taintedblood.info timeline (by Andrew March and Haydn Lewis) is the most comprehensive account of the events surrounding contamination of blood products, the way those affected have been tre...
taintedblood.info becomes official!
Tuesday 6 June 2006
On June 6th 2006, taintedblood.info took the next steps in becoming an official campaigning group for the community of haemophiliacs who have received contaminated blood, and those affected by the disaster. During the setup of the group's treasurer bank a...
Protest in Glasgow creates more press coverage
Thursday 11 May 2006
In an attempt to cultivate the recent media interest surrounding the campaign for an inquiry into contaminated blood products, and co-inciding with the recent special screening of the film 'Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal' here in the UK, camp...
Factor 8 movie "shocking"
Saturday 6 May 2006
A special screening of the film "Factor 8: The Arkasas Prison Blood Scandal" was held in Soho, London on May 5th 2006. The film is the result of the investigative journalism of Kelly Duda, an Arkansas filmmaker who took up the story after hearin...
Media latches onto the campaign
Thursday 20 April 2006
The last few weeks have seen a wave of media interest in our campaign. Check out the latest press coverage for more information. Lords Robert Winston and Alf Morris have described this tragedy as "...the worst treatment disaster in the history of the...