On Tuesday 11th July 2017 the Prime Minister announced that a Public Inquiry would be held into the Factor 8 Scandal.
Factor 8 Campaign UK now strongly urges all victims and/or family members of Contaminated Factor Concentrates to contact Collins Law to discuss representation at the Inquiry.
Members of our Campaign Group have worked diligently for over a year contributing towards the programme alongside others. It has been a long wait but we are finally here.
Factor 8 Campaign UK is a campaign group on the Contaminated Blood Scandal (described below). On 11th July 2017 our goal of obtaining a Public Inquiry was realised. We are now working to ensure the best outcome possible is achieved from that Inquiry.
The "Factor 8 Scandal" is the event of 4,670 British haemophiliacs being infected with Hepatitis C and HIV by a "Medicine" called "Factor 8".
Of the 4,670 people with Haemophilia infected with Hepatitis C, 1,243 of them were additionally infected with HIV (AIDS), "co-infected" by both viruses.
The medicine they were given, "Factor", was swimming with the lethal viruses due to a series of catastrophic errors, delays, failures and bad practice.
Over 80% of the 1,243 "co-infected" (HIV & Hep C) victims have died. Less than 250 of them remain alive as of 2017.
Hundreds more have died from Hepatitis C infection alone.
To this day, Westminster has steadfastly refused to hold a Statutory Investigation. Against overwhelming evidence, no fault has ever been admitted by either Government or the pharmaceutical companies who supplied the lethal "Medicine". Those living with these horrendous infections, those loved ones who have themselves become infected through victims of this disaster, and the families of those who have died, still have no answers.
The fight for Truth & Justice continues.