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Spotlight on History: Contaminated Blood and the Origins of the Infected Blood Inquiry

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The Infected Blood Inquiry, chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff, is due to begin its public hearings in London on Tuesday 30 April 2019. The inquiry is examining the circumstances in which men, women and children were given contaminated blood and contaminated blood products in the UK, in particular since 1970. As of next week, people […]

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Factor This! Series: In Conversation with John Pasi

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The working year is nearly over but we’re thrilled to be rounding off our Factor This! blog series with yet another exceptional scientist and clinical thought-leader in haemophilia – Professor John Pasi. Since 2003, John has been Professor of Haemostasis and Thrombosis and Honorary Consultant Haematologist at Barts and The London School of Medicine and […]

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On The Pulse at the 2018 EHC Conference in Brussels

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There are only two weeks to go until one of the largest rare bleeding disorders patient gatherings on the continent – the 2018 European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC) Conference! Along with the European Association of Haemophilia and Allied Disorders (EAHAD) Congress and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) World Congress, the EHC Conference is one of the […]

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Factor This! Series: In Conversation with Mark Skinner

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This month’s guest for our Factor This! blog series needs no introduction. Mark Skinner’s universal reputation as a stalwart advocate and progressive leader for people with bleeding disorders very much precedes him. Mark’s wealth of experience spanning over 30 years, makes his CV read like a How to book for specialising in international public policy […]

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Cyclist Alex Dowsett: ‘Haemophilia is the Catalyst to My Success!’

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Few rare disease communities can boast of having a champion cyclist to call their own. In haemophilia, Alex Dowsett has pedalled past the impossible and is still overtaking any doubts of what can be achieved living with a severe bleeding disorder. At just 29 years of age, Alex has been competing consistently at the pinnacle […]

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Factor This! Series: An Interview with Chris Bombardier (Part 2 of 2)

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Chris Bombardier’s extraordinary endeavours have become the stuff of haemophilia folklore. His quest was to scale the Seven Summits, and in doing so, he literally reached the top of the world – the “Goddess Mother of Mountains” we know as Mount Everest! The curveball that makes it all the more jaw-droppingly incredible is that he has severe haemophilia! In […]

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Factor This! Series: An Interview with Chris Bombardier (Part 1 of 2)

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In May 2017, Chris Bombardier defied multiple odds by becoming the first person living with haemophilia to summit the highest mountain on Earth – Mount Everest! At the turn of the year, Chris followed up this incredible feat by scaling Mount Vinson in Antarctica, which was the last climb in his extraordinary dream of completing the Seven Summits. […]