TAINTED BLOOD AUSTRALIA
TAINTED BLOOD IS AUSTRALIA'S WORST PUBLIC HEALTH SCANDAL
Tainted blood has impacted thousands of Australians. Right up until the 1990's patients were exposed to blood and blood products that were tainted by deadly viruses. Victims of this scandal include adults, children, pregnant women, haemophiliacs, the sick, the anaemic, accident victims, and those having had elective surgery; they have not been isolated to the acutely ill who would have died without an urgent transfusion. While this is a medical scandal the like of which Australia has never seen before, it is in essence, first and foremost, a human tragedy that has not only destroyed the lives of many men, women and children but is inter-generational due to the transmission of tainted blood by spouses and mothers . We are committed to exposing the truth and seeking justice for all people and families that have been harmed through the tainted blood scandal.
October 13, 2019
FEDERAL minister Peter Dutton advised a tainted blood victim to apply for a Commonwealth act of grace payment in 2014 despite years of governments refusing compensation to people infected with hepatitis C via blood products decades ago.
October 11, 2019
People infected with hepatitis C after treatment for haemophilia decades ago protest outside a Haemophilia Foundation Australia conference in Sydney on Friday.
3rd October 2019
ANGRY Australian tainted blood victims say a British inquiry's criticism of health authorities has shone a light on discrimination against Australians, including some in the Hunter, struggling with the long-term impacts of hepatitis C after medical treatment decades ago.
29 April 2019
A leading campaigner for the United Kingdom Infected Blood Inquiry that starts public hearings this week has supported Australians, including Hunter man and Tainted Blood Group founder Charles MacKenzie,fighting for a similar enquiry in Australia.
29 April 2019
Since the 1990s Australian victims of the contaminated blood scandal have been calling for a judicial inquiry with the power to subpoena documents and compel people to give evidence about how so many Australians were infected with contaminated blood, and the poor response once that was known. At the same time thousands of Australians like Neville and Pat Hastedt of Kurri Kurri, Sue Bell in Victoria, Alan Wilson on the NSW south coast and Lake Macquarie's Charles MacKenzie have had to live with the legacy of contaminated blood.