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Contaminated blood scandal: solicitors for victims call for hepatitis C screening programme in England and Wales

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 19 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1845
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Solicitors acting on behalf of people who received contaminated blood have urged NHS England and Public Health Wales to set up nationwide screening programmes to detect any people currently unaware that they are infected with the virus, so that they can start treatment.

The law firm Leigh Day is representing more than 300 people affected by contaminated blood as part of the infected blood inquiry,1 a UK-wide public inquiry into the use …

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