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Living with the legacy of treatment

On the following pages you can read how NHS contaminated blood treatment affected our community, you will find information about current support available, our work in this area and stories from members living with the legacy of treatment from the 1970s and 1980s, a period when a large proportion of blood products supplied to patients by the NHS was contaminated with HIV or hepatitis C, as well as information on treatment developments for people Hepatitis C and HIV. We are developing this information so this page will be updated as we gather information.

Contaminated blood had – and continues to have – a devastating impact on the lives of thousands of people with haemophilia, and on their families. Many have died, and those infected live with the long-term health effects of the viruses and their treatments.

When reading these stories, do remember how much care and treatment has changed in recent years. To find out more about any of the issues raised here contact us.

If you’d be happy to tell your story (we’ll keep your identity confidential if you wish), please contact us.

You can also find out about our work with the APPG on haemophilia and contaminated blood here