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Cameron apologises to victims of contaminated blood scandal

Prime Minister David Cameron has apologised on behalf of the British government to victims of the contaminated blood scandal.

The long-awaited findings of an inquiry into how people were given contaminated blood by the NHS in the 1970s and 1980s has been published.

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Penrose Inquiry expresses condolences to those affected

A formal inquiry into how hundreds of people in Scotland were given blood contaminated with HIV and hepatitis C has begun by extending sympathy towards those affected.

Secretary to the inquiry Maria McCann, delivering the statement on behalf of Lord Penrose, who is seriously ill in hospital, said:

We would like to express our condolences for those who have lost loved ones and sympathy to those struggling to continue living with the consequences of infection.

– Maria McCann

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