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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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Contaminated Blood: From AIDS to Monkeypox is anyone talking about blood safety?

For longstanding haemophilia campaigners that lived through and researched the emergence of the AIDS virus in the early 1980s, it is impossible to forget the delays and denials regarding plasma safety and the alleged incompetence and negligence in terms of … Continue reading

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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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