Infected Blood Inquiry
Media GUIDE & Resources
What is the Infected Blood Inquiry?
The Inquiry is investigating how circa 4,000 Haemophiliacs were infected with HIV and/or Hepatitis C in the 1970's and 1980's via a plasma-derived medicine known as "Factor VIII" (Factor VIII is NOT Blood or a Blood Transfusion), the Inquiry will also look at allegations of a cover-up among other issues.
Going back to the 1980's there had been various calls for a Public Inquiry. They had all been unsuccessful. In 2017, a rejuvenated campaign of Legal & Political action combined with National media attention and newly discovered evidence led to the announcement of a Public Inquiry by PM Theresa May in July 2017.
Interviews & Comment - Contact
Contact Factor 8 (Jason Evans) on 020 8123 3488. If you are unable to get through (during busy periods) then please contact Will Hulbert on 01603 431 936, Will can also arrange comment from Collins Solicitors who are representing the majority of victims / families at the Inquiry and they are also the lead solicitors in the legal action at the High Court.
If you would like to arrange to speak to other victims or families this can be quickly facilitated via our private members support group, please contact us.
Media Content for Reporting
Please Note: Factor VIII is NOT a Blood Transfusion
For accuracy, avoid using images or video of Blood Bags or Blood Transfusions. Factor VIII is often confused with blood because the event has become known as the "Contaminated Blood Scandal". Factor VIII is a pharmaceutical medicine, it is not blood.
Factor VIII (the medicine which infected Haemophiliacs with HIV / Hepatitis) is a commercial medicine made by pharmaceutical companies. Factor VIII is not a blood transfusion, it does not look anything like blood.
Although images are supplied completely free of charge, a mentioned / link to our website is appreciated where possible.
royalty free images OF factor VIII blood products FOR PRESS USE
Click here to view and download our collection of Royalty Free images. All of the pictures are originals and freely provided by members of Factor 8 who have agreed for them to be distributed / published royalty and credit free including for press and media use.
Video Clips of Factor VIII for Press Reporting
VIDEOS FROM GETTYIMAGES
Factor VIII being unboxed and used. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/810982158
Factor VIII being produced and on production line. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/804500290
VIDEOS FROM ITN SOURCE
INT|Haemophilia CMS Hands inject fluid from one small ) R 3057|Soc bottle to another then shake bottle - ) 3.11.87| - heat treated on box in b/g ) - http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/wilson-intvw-prother-at-home-rushes-not-received-in-cat-news-footage/721176829
ENGLAND CMS Hand holding Factor 8 sample in small|London bottle and filling with another|Haemophilia CS Hand shaking bottle|Soc CMS Bottle replaced on bench and syringe| unwrapped|| CMS Syringe being filled from Factor 8| bottle by patient| CS Syringe being pushed into tube running| up arm PULL OUT patient seated - http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/hand-holding-factor-8-sample-in-smalllondon-bottle-and-news-footage/72112518
VIDEOS FROM BBC MOTION GALLERY
nurse preparing injection of Factor 8 clotting agent & haemophiliac, receiving his injection of Factor 8 - http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/254-85-02EC