What is the Infected Blood Inquiry?

The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry will be published on 20 May 2024 on the Infected Blood Inquiry website.

The Infected Blood Inquiry is an independent public statutory Inquiry established to examine the circumstances in which men, women and children treated by national health services in the United Kingdom were given infected blood and infected blood products, in particular in the 1970s and 1980s.

What should I do if I’m worried?

A free home testing service is available in Wales that you can use to test for blood borne viruses.

Individuals should consider getting a test if they received a blood transfusion prior to September 1991, and have not previously been tested for a bloodborne virus.

What happens if the results come back positive?

For people who received a blood transfusion prior to September 1991, the risk of having acquired an infection is very low. Since 1991, all blood donors are screened for bloodborne viruses at every donation, and all blood is tested before it is sent to hospitals.

If people do test positive, both Hepatitis C and HIV are easily treatable with the latest medicines.

To apply for a blood test for Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and HIV, click below to request your free, home testing kit.

Apply for home testing kit

More information about the Infected Blood Inquiry is available on your local health board website. 

Swansea Bay University Health Board:

Infected Blood Inquiry - Swansea Bay University Health Board