Blood inquiry: Former health minister defends blood products advice on Aids

Infected blood scandal survivors have accused ministers of misleading the public in 1983. …

A quote from Ken Clarke, as he was known at that time when he was serving in the government, was used in the press release and said: “It has been suggested that Aids may be transmitted in blood or blood products, there is no conclusive proof that this is so. Nevertheless I can well appreciate the concern that this suggestion may cause.”

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