Tainted blood inquiry opens in the UK, victims seek answers

A public inquiry in the UK is looking at how thousands of patients were given infected blood products during the 1970s and 1980s in what has been dubbed the worst-ever NHS disaster.

Testimonies from people infected with HIV and Hepatitis C from blood transfusions in Britain have been heard at an inquiry in London.

Thousands died in the 1970s and 1980s after being treated with contaminated blood.

The inquiry will seek answers to how and why the infected blood was used, as well as to investigate claims of a government cover-up in the 1980s.


Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports.