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Information on the Infected Blood Inquiry

Some patients may be concerned about their health following recent media coverage on the Infected Blood Inquiry Report, NHS England have set up a new online resource for patients and the public  to find help and support.  

Since 1991, all blood donated in the UK is screened and distributed by NHS Blood and Transplant following rigorous safety standards and testing to protect both donors and patients.  

Since testing has been introduced, the risk of getting an infection from a blood transfusion or blood products is very low. All blood donors are screened at every donation and every donation is tested before it is sent to hospitals. Blood services and blood safety has been transformed, not only in terms of technological advances in testing but also in the way donors are recruited and checked they are safe to donate.  

If you had a blood transfusion, blood products or an organ transplant before September 1991 and you've not been tested for infection, contact your GP surgery to discuss any tests you may need.  


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