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Demanding justice for victims

Tom Clarke MP

Tom Clarke MP

Bellshill MP Tom Clarke used a parliamentary device called a Ten Minute Rule Bill to highlight the shocking inadequate treatment suffered by contaminated blood victims throughout Britain.

Mr Clarke’s Bill is seeking to establish a committee to advise on haemophilia and to make provision in relation to blood donations and to establish a scheme for NHS Compensation Cards for people who have been treated with and infected by contaminated blood or blood products.

Most importantly there is a need to make provision for the financial compensation of people treated with and infected by contaminated blood and blood products and their widows, dependants and carers.

Additionally there is a requirement to conduct a complete review of the support available to people who have been treated with and infected by contaminated blood or blood products.

Mr Clarke said: “I want to give recognition and support to one of the most needful minorities in Britain today.

“Nearly 5,000 people have been disabled by haemophilia after being infected by contaminated blood and blood products used in their NHS treatment and now require continuous medical treatment.

“Without raising expectations to an unrealistic level the justice that has thus far been denied to so many victims is justice delayed, and I will maintain my fight until justice has been delivered.”

 

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