The Impact of the Contaminated Blood Scandal on the Next Generation

Wherry, Sally-Anne ORCID: 0000-0002-2496-1178, Berragan, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0002-3345-6341 and Jennings, Ros ORCID: 0000-0002-5852-9420 (2023) The Impact of the Contaminated Blood Scandal on the Next Generation. Journal of Haemophilia Practice, 10 (1). pp. 20-27. doi:10.2478/jhp-2023-0003

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The Contaminated (or Tainted) Blood Scandal was a worldwide event that infected many people, including People with Haemophilia (PwH), with blood-borne diseases (Lee, 2015). This has had a significant psychological impact on the families involved, alongside the physical and financial toil. Although some studies have focused on those directly affected, both PwH, their families, and the community, very little is known about the intergenerational impact. This narrative review explores the impact on the children of PwH affected by the contaminated blood, demonstrating a significant gap in the understanding of the families’ experiences.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Acknowledgements: Conflicts of Interest: The corresponding author, Sally-Anne Wherry, has a father with haemophilia who was one of those infected with hepatitis during the Contaminated Blood Scandal. This paper does not contain any studies involving human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Haemophilia; Contaminated blood; Hepatitis; AIDS; Iatrogenic harm
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Sally-Anne Wherry
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2023 09:16
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2023 13:56

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