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Contaminated blood inquiry: Manslaughter claim against consultant

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A deceased NHS consultant could have been charged with manslaughter over the deaths of haemophiliac patients given blood infected with HIV and hepatitis C, a lawyer for families has claimed. Des Collins said the reputation of Prof Arthur Bloom "cannot remain intact". The role of Prof Bloom has been mentioned by families of a number of victims giving evidence to the ongoing contaminated blood inquiry in Cardiff. 

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board said it was co-operating fully with the inquiry. It added: "We cannot comment on historical allegations at this stage and will await the findings of the inquiry and then take any necessary steps. "We are committed to an open and transparent approach and have been working with Haemophilia Wales to support patients and families who are likely to be involved in the inquiry."

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Source: BBC News, 26 July 2019

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