More than 1,700 people have died as a consequence of receiving infected blood in transfusions during the 1970’s and 1980’s and an independent public inquiry this week has begun to hear evidence from the families of those affected – and from those who are terminally ill now.
The inquiry is being funded privately, and not by the government who said treatments were given in "good faith".
We’ll hear the results of Lord Archer of Sandwell’s findings in the late summer.
Gareth Lewis may well hope that this will not come too late for him. He is a haemophiliac who received contaminated blood and – as a result – now lives with HIV. He shared his story with us.
Gareth is chairman of the pressure group Tainted Blood