Author Archives: Carol Anne Grayson

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.

Contaminated Blood: The high price of cheap cattle feed…..the exposure of haemophiliacs to variant CJD

The history of variant CJD exposure in haemophiliacs given factor concentrate treatment (pooled plasma products) for an inherited bleeding disorder and the fight for Recombinant synthetic treatment are very closely inter-twined. As soon as they became aware that vCJD could … Continue reading

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Contaminated Blood: Would the government and more regional health authorities have been found liable had all haemophilia cases gone to court?

Dr Peter Kernoff, was a well renowned Consultant Haematologist who had worked at both the Oxford Haemophilia Centre and the Royal Free Hospital in London. Under his care were haemophiliac patients born with a disorder where there blood does not … Continue reading

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Apartheid Israel: Open letter to MP Nick Brown calling for a UK ban on political “friends of Israel” groups, Israel must be held to account for the death of Shireen Abu Akleh and many others

Dear Nick, As your constituent, I am writing to you to express my horror and revulsion at the shooting to death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and the shocking and violent attack on mourners at her funeral by … Continue reading

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Contaminated Blood: Refusal to judicially review EIBSS exclusion of whole blood hepatitis B infection case highlights the importance of reviewing haemophilia hepatitis B cases separately

A recent court of appeal dismissal rejecting permission to apply for a Judicial Review to examine whether the government funded English Infected Blood Support Scheme (EIBSS) acted in a discriminatory way has highlighted the importance of re examining haemophilia cases … Continue reading

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Contaminated Blood: Meetings held between long standing campaigners/groups and Sir Robert Francis glaringly absent from Cabinet Office update on Infected Blood Compensation Study

Late Friday afternoon on the 28th January 2022, core participants of the Infected Blood Inquiry which was set up in 2018 and is chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff received a notification via the Inquiry titled, Update on Sir Robert Francis … Continue reading

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Contaminated Blood: Tribute To Haemophilia Campaigner Peter Mossman Co Founder Of The Manor House Group

Long standing haemophilia campaigner Peter Mossman who was infected with hepatitis C following treatment with factor concentrates Tribute written by his friends and fellow campaigners Colette Wintle and Carol Grayson It is with great sadness, but equally an honour too, … Continue reading

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Contaminated Blood: Dyfed Powys police failed to investigate allegations made 2 decades ago of experimentation on schoolboys at Treloar College

Haemophiliac Peter Longstaff top row, second from the right was the subject of alleged experimentation at Treloar College in the early 1970s In the year 2000, Peter Longstaff and his partner Carol Anne Grayson who set up campaign group Haemophilia … Continue reading

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Contaminated Blood: UK Haemophiliacs were exposed to increased viral risk from multiple US plasma pools that could reach as high as 400,000 donors

Arkansas prison plasma donor the late Bud Tant a known drug user infected with hepatitis C who was allowed to sell his plasma which was put into US pools of up to 400,000 donors (Image, thanks to Linda Miller) In … Continue reading

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Contaminated Blood: How a “journalist” conning the haemophilia community led to an International Emmy for documentary “In Cold Blood”

ORIGINAL WINNERS Carol Grayson and Peter Longstaff (deceased) who received 2 awards in 2009, for their research, campaigning and document discoveries, the ESRC Michael Young Prize and the COTT Action =Life Award on Capitol Hill, Washington DC (Image, taken by … Continue reading

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Contaminated Blood: Biological terrorism… what is a haemophiliac’s life worth? A comparison with victims of 9/11

There is much discussion in the media this week about the film “Worth” which can currently be viewed on Netflix. The movie deals with the very real issue of how do you value and calculate a life in financial terms … Continue reading

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