Infected blood scandal and cover up a ‘day of shame’ for UK: report released

Authorities committed a 'catalogue of failures' and knowingly exposed thousands to infections through tainted blood,.
Australian Associated Press

An infected blood scandal in Britain was no accident but the fault of doctors and a succession of governments that led to 3000 deaths and thousands more contracting hepatitis or HIV, a public inquiry has reported.

Inquiry chair Brian Langstaff said more than 30,000 people received infected blood and blood products in the 1970s and 1980s from Britain’s state-funded NHS, destroying lives, dreams and families.