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Blood: Contamination

Question for Department of Health

UIN 55622, tabled on 30 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many charitable trusts that specialise in supporting people who have received contaminated blood are solely funded by Government grants.

Answered on

7 December 2016

There are currently three charities that support those infected with HIV and hepatitis C infection through National Health Service supplied blood and blood products, namely; the Eileen Trust, the Caxton Foundation and the McFarlane Trust. However, these trusts are funded through allocations directed by annual letters from the Department rather than Government grants.