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Infected Blood Inquiry

The final Infected Blood Inquiry report will be published on 20th May 2024 following an independent public statutory inquiry.

The Inquiry was established in 2017 to examine the circumstances in which men, women and children treated by the National Health Service in the United Kingdom were given infected blood products between 1970 and 1996.

You can find out more about the Inquiry on the Infected Blood Inquiry website and Infected Blood Inquiry - Welsh Blood Service (   

A former Gwent Health Authority was involved in the delivery of care to those requiring blood or blood products and we know that some of those patients were subsequently infected and family members and loved ones have been affected by the consequences. 

We acknowledge and apologise unreservedly for the hurt, pain and suffering caused and would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere apology to all those affected and our deepest condolences to those suffering the loss of a loved one.

We would like to acknowledge the many people and advocacy groups who tirelessly campaigned for a national inquiry to take place. The courage, resilience and perseverance shown by everyone who bravely provided evidence is truly remarkable. 

We have supported the Infected Blood Inquiry in an open and transparent way, sharing all relevant information and documentation.    

The Health Board is committed to supporting people who have questions about care and we will follow the Duty of Candour approach and share any available medical records upon request. We are committed to being open, transparent, and honest with anyone who contacts us. You can read more about the Duty of Candour here.

If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be infected by contaminated blood products or are worried about your risk, you can access a free and confidential home test via the Public Health Wales here.

Inherited Bleeding Disorder Patients

The Bleeding Disorder Network Wales team at the Haemophilia Centre in Cardiff have set up a dedicated phoneline and email address to support patients and families infected or affected by contaminated blood products in Wales. These will operate Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.

To contact the Bleeding Disorder Network Wales team, you can:

Telephone: 0800 952 0055   

Alternatively, you can contact Haemophilia Wales via


If you have any queries or concerns in relation to accessing a home test, you can contact the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s dedicated phoneline and email address.

These will operate Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:45pm (excluding Bank Holidays). And can be contacted by:

Telephone: 0300 30 31 222 (option 3).

If you live outside the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area, please contact your Health Board. A list of all Health Board’s in Wales can be found here.

*Following the publication of the report, we will support the recommendations that anyone who received a blood transfusion, blood product or organ donation prior to 1996 should be tested.


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