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24 Sep 2018

Inquiry opens into NHS contaminated blood scandalĀ 

Health and Social Care Correspondent

Almost 3,000 people died in what’s been called the worst scandal in the history of the NHS. It all happened in the 1970s and 80s, when patients were given blood contaminated with HIV or Hepatitis C. Despite allegations of a cover-up, it’s taken until now for a public inquiry to begin. The opening day heard that for too many victims, the infection took away life itself, while hundreds more were robbed of their dreams, their hopes, their dignity, their sanity.

We talk to Andy Evans, a haemophiliac who was infected with HIV after being given contaminated blood when he was just five.