Hepatitis B
& Hepatitis C

What's the difference?

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Had a blood transfusion before September 1991?


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The report from the Penrose Inquiry - a Public Inquiry into the infection of people with Hepatitis C from NHS treatment - recommended that Hepatitis C testing is offered to all individuals who may have been exposed to Hepatitis C via blood or blood products before September 1991 and who have not already been tested.


A Short-Life Working Group was commissioned by the Scottish Government to estimate the numbers of living undiagnosed people and recommend any further action that should be taken to try to identify them.


In its report, the Short-Life Working Group recommended a targeted awareness campaign to encourage those who may have had a blood transfusion before September 1991 to come forward for testing.


A public information notice was launched on the 10th of October to encourage the small group undiagnosed to come forward for advice and testing if they have not done so already.


Click to download the awareness campaign's poster and flyer.


For more information and to read the NHS Inform article, click here.

Contact

Hepatitis Scotland
91 Mitchell Street
Glasgow
G1 3LN

Telephone: 0141 225 0419
Fax: 0141 248 6414

 

Email:

enquiries@hepatitisscotland.org.uk 

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