Positive Help Edinburgh

Infected Blood Inquiry

Prior to September 1991, blood products infected with Hepatitis C were being used to treat some NHS patients. An Inquiry is now being conducted to find out why this happened, and how the government has responded to victims since.

If you or someone you know has been affected, we highly recommend sharing your story with the Inquiry and finding out more about what support and compensation you are entitled to. You can contact theĀ Hepatitis C Trust for more information.

There are many who have been put at risk of hepatitis C via infected blood products who have never been tested. These people might have contracted the virus through infected blood during operations, childbirth or for specific medical conditions, including haemophiliacs. If you believe you had a blood transfusion prior to September 1991, we would strongly recommend you request a hepatitis C test from your GP or other relevant services.