Preview – Contaminated Blood: The Search for the Truth

Michelle Tolley - who was infected with Hepatitis C

More than 2,000 people died and thousands were left infected with HIV and Hepatitis C in what is being called the NHS’s biggest treatment disaster after thousands of people – mainly haemophiliacs – were treated with contaminated blood.

It has been more than 25 years since patients were infected but survivors and the families of those infected want answers. Panorama follows their stories as they try and persuade the government to hold a UK public inquiry. The film shows the heartbreaking testimony’s from families torn apart, and explores the dilemmas of doctors who had to decide whether to carry on treating their patients through the unfolding crisis.

Contaminated Blood: The Search for the Truth – Panorama, Wednesday, 9pm – BBC One

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