For Immediate Release 
Kyla Clark 
National Bleeding Disorders Foundation 


NBDF Releases Statement on UK Infected Blood Scandal

NBDF Stands Committed to Creating a Safer Future for All Bleeding Disorder Community Members


(NEW YORK, NY — May 24, 2024) The National Bleeding Disorders Foundation (NBDF) extends our support and congratulations to the Haemophilia Society in the UK for their decades of unwavering advocacy, which has been instrumental in achieving the most recent acknowledgment and accountability by the UK Government and Prime Minister. This inquiry has highlighted the plight of individuals with inherited bleeding disorders who contracted HIV and HCV through contaminated treatment products. 

The recent apology and summary of failures from the UK Prime Minister is a momentous step, albeit far overdue. We believe that recognizing these past mistakes is crucial in preventing their recurrence. Only by confronting and understanding the errors of the past can we ensure a safer future for all those affected by bleeding disorders. 

NBDF continues to stand in solidarity with each person affected, and their families. We will advocate for their rights and well-being. It is our hope that this final report will indeed mark a step forward in achieving justice for all those affected. We remain committed to working together with community members to ensure that the lessons from this tragedy are learned and that such a catastrophe is never repeated. 

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About the National Bleeding Disorders Foundation 

The National Bleeding Disorders Foundation (NBDF) is dedicated to finding cures for inheritable blood and bleeding disorders and addressing and preventing these disorders' complications through research, education, and advocacy, enabling people and families to thrive. Today, NBDF serves people across the United States with all bleeding disorders, including hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, and platelet disorders. The foundation also supports a network of 50 chapters across the country. To learn more, visit and follow NBDF across social media @nbd_foundation.