The taintedblood Timeline - what really happened...
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DoH - SNBTS - Work on New Facility in Scotland Only Just Starting
As a test becomes available for HIV, the Government is still dragging it's heels. The work on the new facility in Scotland is only just being started, and consequently, it takes a further 2 years to implement heat-treatment in Scotland.
The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service were around 18 months behind the Bio Products Laboratory in England in producing a heat-treated product which was subsequently found to have eliminated the hepatitis C virus.
SNBTS - Heat Treated Factor VIII
The SNBTS is able to make their Factor VIII product available for clinical use.
The product is heat treated at 80 degrees C for 72 hours.
Note: The arrival of this heat-treated product has been delayed by 2 years due to the Government dragging it's heels over the work on the new fractionation facility in Scotland which was begun in 1985.
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