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30 Apr 2019

Inquiry into contaminated blood scandal hears harrowing testimony

Health and Social Care Correspondent

The first victims of the tainted blood scandal gave often harrowing evidence today at the opening of an inquiry into how so many people were infected with viruses including hepatitis C and HIV during the 1970s and 80s.

More than 3,000 people have died, and continue to die, including many with haemophilia who were given products derived from blood from drug users and prisoners in America.

Our health and social care correspondent Victoria Macdonald spoke to the wife of one victim who died late last year.