Infected Blood Inquiry

The Inquiry will examine why men, women and children in the UK were given infected blood and/or infected blood products; the impact on their families; how the authorities (including government) responded; the nature of any support provided following infection; questions of consent; and whether there was a cover-up.

The Inquiry is chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff. He is supported by Counsel to the Inquiry and a team of civil servants, who are providing secretariat and legal support.

The UK Thalassaemia Society is a core participant in the infected blood inquiry.You can listen to the statement made by Roanna Maharaj on behalf of UKTS in September 2018 here: UKTS – Infected blood inquiry – United Kingdom Thalassaemia Society statement | Facebook

The full terms of reference can be found here https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/sites/default/files/Terms-of-Reference-Infected-Blood-Inquiry.pdf

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How to watch the live broadcast of the hearings:

You have to use Zoom to watch the live broadcast on a tablet, laptop or smartphone. If you want to watch the live broadcast on a tablet or smartphone, you will need to download the Zoom app if you have not already done so, instructions on how to download Zoom can be found here: https://bit.ly/3qbHzK1

You sign up for the live broadcast here: https://rts-av.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xFrTIhdZSFOxH13lIpoCDw

Once you have registered, you will be sent a confirmation email that includes a joining link. You will need to click on the joining link when the hearings are taking place (you will not see anything until the hearings start).

If you watch the live broadcast on a laptop, a page will open in a new browser window. Click on ‘launch meeting’ and then click on ‘join from your browser’. You will then be taken directly into the live broadcast. You do not need to download Zoom if you are watching on a laptop.

 Other ways to watch the hearings online:

The YouTube broadcast (which is shown with a three-minute delay) is available to the general public.

You do not need to sign up or register to watch this broadcast, which can be accessed here:  https://www.youtube.com/infectedbloodinquiry