Factor 8 is a campaign and advocacy group. We represent victims and families affected by the Contaminated Blood Scandal in the 1970's and 1980's.

Our Mission:

Truth, Justice & Recognition.

For those affected by anti-haemophilic clotting Factor products in the 1970's and 1980's that were infected with HIV and/or Hepatitis.

Awareness, Support & the future of Haemophilia.

We work with Parliament, Media and other bodies to ensure the legacy of the Contaminated Blood Scandal is remembered. We foster community and advocate safety for current and future Haemophilia care.

 
 
 
Factor-Blood-Product-2.jpg

Contaminated Blood Scandal

The Factor 8 Scandal, or, Contaminated Blood Scandal is the event of 3,891 (confirmed) people in the UK (mostly Haemophiliacs) being infected with Hepatitis C or Hepatitis C & HIV (co-infected) by a commercial Medicine known as Factor VIII.

Learn More

 
 

Our Impact

Our organisation played a key role in the establishment of the UK-wide Public Inquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal which was announced by Theresa May in July 2017 and will continue to do so. We have also worked extensively with media, politicians and legal teams to achieve our mission.

 

MEDIA

EXPOSING EVIDENCE

Factor 8 has achieved high-profile national news story placements and continues to work on a number of print, screen and digital projects.

 

POLITICAL

LOBBYING FOR CHANGE

We engage with Parliamentary bodies, MP's and Ministers to affect political change.

 
 

LEGAL

SEEKING JUSTICE

Our organisation is  legally represented by Collins Solicitors of Watford, UK.

 
 

Our Projects

Here's an overview of projects that Factor 8 is currently involved in or working on to achieve our mission.

 

PUBLIC INQUIRY

After playing a key role to secure the UK Public Inquiry into the Contaminated Blood Scandal which was announced in July 2017, we continue to work with Government and our Lawyers to achieve the best outcome for the affected community.
 

The fatherless generation

The Fatherless Generation is a support group separate to Factor 8 which was established to provide a place for those who have lost parents to the Contaminated Blood Scandal to connect with each other, exchange stories and provide support.

GROUP LEGAL ACTION

We are continuing to work with Collins Solicitors alongside others in regard to the contaminated Factor products Group Legal Action which was successfully brought at the High Court in September 2017.
 

MISSINGFACES

This is a new project which is currently in the works with more details planned to be released throughout 2018.

 
Untitled-3.jpg
 

JULY 2017

The contaminated blood scandal of the 1970s and 80s is an appalling tragedy which should simply never have happened.

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP (Prime Minister)

 

 
 

Get Involved and Join the community.

There are a number of ways you can get involved, whether you're wanting to become a Haemophilia activist or would simply like to connect with others who are affected.

 

JOIN OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP

We maintain a Private group on Facebook which accepts applications to join from those affected by the Contaminated Blood Scandal.

FOLLOW OUR PUBLIC FACEBOOK PAGE

Our public Facebook page posts regular updates about what's going on with Factor 8 as well  as the various projects that we are involved in.

Make a Donation

Unlike others, we don't believe in accepting money from Pharmaceutical companies. So we truly rely on public support!

Something else?