Inquiry into NHS 'infected blood' scandal arrives in Leeds

The investigation follows campaigning by a Yorkshire MP Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The inquiry into the NHS's 'infected blood' scandal arrives in Yorkshire today.

It is the first of eight days of public witness hearings in Leeds.

The investigation, following campaigning by a Yorkshire MP, will try to establish why thousands of patients were given infected blood products, infected with HIV and hepatitis viruses, in the nineteen-seventies and eighties.

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