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Infected blood inquiry statement

Our sympathies are with all those who have been infected and their loved ones.

26 September 2018

NHS Blood and Transplant has asked to be a core participant in the Infected Blood Inquiry to ensure that we are completely transparent. We will work closely with the Inquiry team to ensure they have access to all the information they need to ensure that the Inquiry can provide truth and closure to those who have been so tragically affected by this issue. Our sympathies are with all those who have been infected and their loved ones.

The Inquiry is primarily concerned with infected blood and blood products used by the NHS during the 1970s and 80s and the ongoing treatment of those infected and affected. Although NHS Blood and Transplant was only established in 2005, our predecessor bodies did exist during this time.

We particularly wish to reassure the Inquiry and the wider public that modern safety standards are rigorous, and our blood supply is now one of the safest in the world.

Please read our opening statement to the Inquiry (PDF).

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