Infected NHS blood inquiry opens with tribute to victims

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Investigation into scandal, thought to have killed more than 2,000 people, will start on Monday

The inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal in the NHS, which is estimated to have killed more than 2,000 people since the 1970s, will open in London with a commemoration of its victims.

The infected blood inquiry will investigate how so many people with haemophilia and other conditions were given blood plasma from the US carrying HIV and hepatitis C viruses. Some products were made from blood donated by prisoners and drug addicts who were paid.

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