Fair Financial Support For All Campaign
Compensation has never been paid to any British victim of the contaminated blood scandal, because no government has ever admitted liability for what happened.
Those infected and bereaved partners receive support payments through four infected blood schemes across the UK, which were introduced in 2016-17. Each scheme was designed with its own set of rules and different payment amounts. The Haemophilia Society (THS), along with others, campaigned for payments to be fair and transparent across the four nations.
In March 2021 the government announced measures to try to achieve parity between the four schemes in the UK. While some anomalies persist, this has broadly brought payments into line.
However, some groups, such as bereaved parents and children, have never received any financial support and we call for them to be included in the scheme.
The four UK infected blood schemes replace the five previous organisations – Skipton, Caxton, Macfarlane, Eileen and MFET – which previously offered financial support to different groups infected and affected by contaminated blood.