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19 hours 51 min ago
The Hepatitis C Trust will host the next Infected Blood Support and Information Group (open to anyone in the Infected Blood Community) on Monday 30th May, from 5pm – 6.30pm.
1 week 6 days ago
UKTS (UK Thalassamia Society) is raising funds to purchase Airgloves for treatment centres around the UK .  People with thalassaemia have to have regular blood tests and blood transfusions every few weeks as part of managing their condition, which often makes repeated venesection very difficult and painful for patients, as their veins get badly damaged over time.  The Airgloves provide a way for this to be done much more easily and comfortably, reducing the number of times a patient has to have a needle inserted.
2 weeks 5 days ago
The Hepatitis C Trust will host the next Infected Blood Support and Information Group (open to anyone in the Infected Blood Community) on Tuesday May 17th 2022, from 5pm – 6.30pm.  
4 weeks 1 day ago
Art on a Postcard, which works with the world's leading artists to raise money, normally for The Hepatitis C Trust, this month held a mini-auction in support of the Choose Love Ukraine appeal. Art on a Postcard has released the following statement:
1 month 3 weeks ago
Reinfections may impact hepatitis C elimination goal
2 months 1 day ago
The Hepatitis C Trust are running an online (Zoom) Support and Information Group, open to everyone in the Infected Blood Community, which will be held on Tuesday April 12th 2022 from 5pm – 6.30pm. This confidential group is there to offer support and information to anyone who was infected/affected by contaminated blood issues – eg the Infected Blood Inquiry, compensation framework, payment schemes, or anything related to hepatitis C, and will be facilitated by Sam May and Susan Stretch from the Hepatitis C Trust Helpline.
2 months 3 days ago
The Paymaster General, Michael Ellis MP, has responded to a letter from the Infected Blood Inquiry chair Sir Brian Langstaff about the publication timetable for the Government’s now-completed study of options for an infected blood compensation framework.
2 months 1 week ago
Cabinet Office Minister Michael Ellis has today provided an update on behalf of the Government on the study looking at options for an infected blood compensation framework. The statement confirms that Sir Robert Francis QC, who led the study, delivered his report to the Government on Monday 14th March. The minister thanked all those who contributed to the study by sharing their experiences and views with Sir Robert.
2 months 1 week ago
  In the latest of our #PeerSupportMeans interview series, our Leicestershire area Peer Coordinator Paul Huggett talks about his experiences of hepatitis C and the value of peer support. What did you do before joining The Hepatitis C Trust and what led you to join it?
2 months 3 weeks ago
The latest 'Hepatitis C in England 2022' report from the UK Health Security Agency has been published, with recommendations on the actions needed to reduce incidence, increase testing, and improve linkage into care. The latest annual report shows there has been considerable progress towards eliminating hepatitis C as a public health problem by 2030 in England, with data showing that deaths from hepatitis C have fallen by 35% between 2015 and 2020. The report also details many other achievements of the drive to eliminate hepatitis C in England, including: