Monthly Archives: June 2022

Contaminated Blood: Open letter to CEO of the Haemophilia Society regarding the 2010 quashing of the government “inadvertent” infection narrative

Dear Kate (Burt) Yesterday Baroness Virginia Bottomley gave evidence to the Infected Blood Inquiry as Minister of State (1989-1992) and Secretary of State for Health (1992-1995). The Haemophilia Society Public Inquiry Team Account on Twitter tweeted, Baroness Bottomley said in … Continue reading

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Contaminated Blood: Why the word “compensation” is a battle ground for haemophiliacs and an admission of liability by government

For haemophilia campaigners that were active on contaminated blood in the 1990s, they will not have forgotten why the word “compensation” is so important and has itself become a verbal battle ground with government. Haemophiliacs were infected with HIV and … Continue reading

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Contaminated Blood: North East media led the way on haemophilia campaigning with the Longstaff/Grayson family

The North-East of England has a long tradition of activism on human rights, truth and justice from the Jarrow March in 1936 against unemployment and poverty to the ongoing Show Racism the Red Card, the UK’s leading anti racist charity … Continue reading

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Contaminated Blood: Haemophilia Action UK initial response to Sir Robert Francis compensation framework recommendations and a meeting with Yvette Cooper 2002

I note the release of the Sir Robert Francis Report looking at a compensation framework for victims of the Contaminated Blood scandal. I thank those involved but urge caution. Some long standing campaigners have yet to give evidence to the … Continue reading

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