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People registered with Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme: FOI release

Published: 22 Feb 2018
Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Published:
22 Feb 2018
People registered with Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00532
Date received: 19 February 2018
Date responded: 20 February 2018

Information requested

Out of the 509 that are registered, [with the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme] can I ask how many of those are directly infected? How many of the 509 are recognised as infected?

Response

The answer to your question is 455 of the 509 people registered with the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme are people who were infected with hepatitis C and/or HIV. 443 were infected via NHS blood or blood products and 12 acquired the infection from someone who was infected via NHS blood or blood products.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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