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- Beigetreten 10 Mai 2010
The NHS Tainted Blood Scandal
2500 British Haemophilia patients have now died after being injected with contaminated blood products, supplied by the NHS as a part of their medical care.
Described as the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS, the survivors and their families have been asking for help from successive Governments for over 30 years.
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Approximately half a million citizens are now in the UK with a healthcare hepatitis, both Penrose and Archer have quite incredibly failed to enquire enough to notice. see www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/hcvfaq.htm in their basic factsheet the US admit the bulk of infections are from the health service. Here these poor people have never been able to access a test or warning, both the 150,000 NH and the 350,000 from overseas, are just tripling liver disease figures. 25 years after the US began warning and testing its at risk generation.Vor 4 years
Please follow @CampaignTB on twitter and spread the word. www.taintedblood.info has all the latest news and ways you can help.Vor 6 years
Campaign Groups unite in quest for Justice on Archer Inquiry anniversary Three years ago today, on 23rd February 2009, Lord Archer of Sandwell published his report following the Independent Public Inquiry into contaminated blood and blood products, which he chaired. This month marks not only this three year anniversary of his report, which the Government has not fully addressed, but also the five year anniversary of the announcement of that inquiry. To press the case further for full implementation of the Archer recommendations, TaintedBlood and the Manor House Group announced today that they would be working closer together to press their common cause. Dave Tonkin, Chair of Manor House Group added : "MHG is pleased to add weight to the campaign, by working together with TaintedBlood. We hope that we can offer each other support and achieve an agreed solution to this huge wrong that has been done to our community by the NHS - God willing, it never happens again."Vor 6 years
Hepatitis C Virus May Increase The Risk Of Brain Disorders And Death In People With HIV Results from a recent study indicate that brain disorders, particularly epilepsy and seizures, are more common in HIV-positive patients with hepatitis C virus than in patients with HIV alone. The risk of death was also higher for these individuals... Results showed that the rate of multiple brain disorders was higher in HIV patients with hepatitis C, affecting 60 percent of co-infected participants versus 47 percent of participants with just HIV.. Click link below for whole article: www.aidsbeacon.com/news/2011/10/07/hepatitis-c-virus-may-increase-the-risk-of-brain-disorders-and-death-in-people-with-hiv-aids/Vor 7 years
Today, representatives form TaintedBlood, the Haemophilia Society and Manor House Group are meeting in London with the Under Secretary of State for Health, Anne Milton. Unfortunately, Dave Tonkin, Chair of Manor House Group is not able to attend this meeting and Dave Fielding is going in his place. Because his condition as a liver transplantee is similar to that of Mike Dorricott, Mike has stepped aside and Mark Ward has volunteered to represent TaintedBlood. I have 100% confidence in both Dave and Mark who both have many years of campaigning behind them and an in-depth understanding of the subject. Dave has HCV and received a life-saving liver transplant a few years ago. He lost his brother to HIV and so has a broad understanding of co-infection issues. Mark is co-infected and has been at the forefront of the campaign for many years.Vor 7 years
Haemophilia Society welcomes the Minister's announcement that some of the afflicted and bereaved of the contaminated blood disaster in Wales will receive new payments in line with those announced for sufferers in England earlier this year. However we repeat the concerns we made at the time of the Andrew Lansley's announcement in January that the payments do not equate with the hardship and suffering caused by the disaster.Vor 7 years
The Secretary of State for Health, the Rt. Hon Andrew Lansley MP, today announced the findings of the Government's review of support available to individuals infected with Hepatitis C and/or HIV by NHS supplied blood transfusions or blood products, and also to their dependants. Taintedblood believes that the Government has missed a huge opportunity to bring closure to all of those affected and has once again made another token gesture to some of those affected. Sue Threakall, secretary of Taintedblood stated: 'Whilst there are some minor positive points, we are devastated by this announcement. There are a limited number of people that the new financial support will be available to and the level of payment to those who will qualify is hugely disappointing. It will not bring to an end the years of suffering and will mean that the campaign for achieving proper compensation for all will continue with a new vigour.'Vor 7 years
Historic Debate in the House of Commons - Thursday 14th October 2010 We have reached an historic landmark in the Contaminated Blood Campaign. It has been announced on the Parliament website that a debate is to take place in the House of Commons main chamber on the subject of 'Compensation for NHS blood Contamination' Thanks must go to all those who have worked so tirelessly in getting us this far, but although this is a major step forward we should stress that there is still much work to do. It is vital that as many MPs as possible are in the House on the day representing their constituents and pressing for the implementation of Lord Archer's recommendations. In order for them to do this well they need to be fully briefed. Please see the blog at www.taintedblood.info for further details on how you can do this.Vor 8 years