Giving assistance to haemophiliacs infected with HIV through contaminated
blood products and their families in the United Kingdom


The Macfarlane Trust (MFT) was set up in 1988 by the British Government to support people with haemophilia who were infected with HIV as a result of contaminated NHS blood products, and their spouses, parents, children and dependants. During the late 1970s and early 1980s more than 1,200 people with haemophilia were infected with HIV through their clotting factor treatment. A large proportion of people were also infected with Hepatitis C.

From 1 November 2017 the Macfarlane Trust will no longer provide support to those with haemophilia who were infected with HIV as a result of contaminated blood, and their families.

From 1 November 2017 support will be provided by a separate governmental organisation in each of the four UK countries, depending on where an individual was infected:

England:   NHS Business Services Authority

Tel:  0300 330 1294

Email:  nhsbsa.eibss@nhs.net 
 

Wales:  Velindre NHS Trust

Tel: 02920902280

Email: wibss@wales.nhs.uk

Website: www.wibss.wales.nhs.uk
 

Northern Ireland:  Northern Ireland Regional Business Services Organisation

Tel:  02895 363817 

Email:  bso.ibss@hscni.net

Scotland - support for those infected in Scotland has been provided by NHS National Services Scotland since 1 April 2017

Tel:  0131 275 6754

Email:  NSS.SIBSS@nhs.net 

The Macfarlane Trust will remain open with significantly fewer staff to process final grants awarded before 1 November 2017 but not paid.  If you have an outstanding query regarding previous support, please contact admin@macfarlane.org.uk , telephone 020 7233 0057.  For any other queries, including regarding support from 1 November, please contact the relevant organisation in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland listed above.



The Macfarlane Trust    Alliance House    12 Caxton Street    London    SW1H 0QS
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