Hepatitis C sufferers face obstacle


PEOPLE infected with hepatitis C through blood transfusions fear they might be unable to make a case for compensation where hospital records are missing, according to Transfusion Positive. The group represents people infected by blood transfusions or blood products.

The Minister for Health, Mr Noonan, this week confirmed that people infected in this way would be eligible for the same health care package as those infected by anti D.

He said they would have to prove to the tribunal that their condition resulted from a contaminated blood transfusion or blood products "on the balance of probabilities".