Contaminated blood: New papers show senior medics allowed scandal to continue

07 October 2019 – Sky News

Meeting minutes released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that health officials in 1974 allowed people to be infected with contaminated blood, despite knowing it was making people ill.

Minutes of a meeting of senior medical figures from across the UK in Oxford, reveal that officials knew that haemophiliacs were being given dangerous blood from the US that was making them ill with hepatitis.

No one raised the alarm to stop the spread of the blood and instead, officials hoped the imported goods would not get a “bad name“.

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