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Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry ‘must uncover truth’

Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry ‘must uncover truth’

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Campaigners say it is time to find out the truth about the contaminated blood scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead, as the public inquiry begins.

The inquiry is looking at how thousands of NHS patients were given blood products infected with hepatitis and HIV during the 1970s and 1980s.

Many affected say they were not told of the risks, and there was a cover-up.

This is the first UK-wide public inquiry into the scandal and witnesses can be compelled to testify.

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