UK inquiry should establish why contaminated blood products were given to people with haemophilia

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7201.52a (Published 03 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:52
  1. Karin Pappenheim, Chief executive (sue@haemophilia.org.uk)
  1. Haemophilia Society, London NW1 3AU

    EDITOR—A government inquiry has been announced into the infection by contaminated blood products of people with haemophilia in the Republic of Ireland; this follows a public inquiry into these issues in Canada.1 2 A similar inquiry should be conducted into the plight of people with haemophilia in the United Kingdom who have been infected in the same way.

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