It would be years later before the Mackies would discover how Robert had been a patient in a cohort study set up by his Edinburgh consultant Dr Ludlam to examine the effects of AIDS on infected haemophiliacs
. Alice also told how she was inexplicably asked to give a blood sample at a time when clinicians knew Robert was infected with HIV.
During the late 70s and early 80s, haemophiliacs
began using a revolutionary new product to treat their condition.
The spokesman, who also contracted HIV and Hepatitis C as a result of receiving factor eight, added that although the outcome of the case when it came Britain would not change his or other sufferers' eventual fate, haemophiliacs
given the treatment should be adequately compensated for the illnesses which are among the most "stigmatised in the world".
But the professor, who was a consultant haematologist in Birmingham at the time, said there were differing scientific views on the best treatment for haemophiliacs
- with recommendations to continue using blood products which turned out to be contaminated.
Both were haemophiliacs
who had received infected blood products.
Mr Moore was in talks with the Haemophilia Society about a possible financial statement after it became clear that infected haemophiliacs
Lord Penrose will deliver his report into the scandal, which saw haemophiliacs
and other patients given the blood of skid row prisoners in the US and Scotland.
The Government agreed a compensation deal with haemophiliacs
in 1991, but lawyers for Haydn and his wife have argued it was too little.
More than 2,000 haemophiliacs
died as a result of exposure to the fatal viruses in what fertility expert Lord Winston dubbed "the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS".
who has been told he may develop vCJD after receiving blood from a donor who later died of the disease yesterday said the Government should be held to account for the blunder.
patient from Warrington said he was ``horrified'' after being told he may be at risk of the human form of mad cow disease from blood plasma products received in the NHS.
He said: "Being a haemophiliac
is like being a human dumping ground for bad blood.