‘Blood contamination tore my family apart’

Barry Farrugia

Barry contracted hepatitis B and Aids

Tony Farrugia was just 14-years-old when his father Barry died of Aids.  Over the next 20 years, two of his four uncles would also die in what was perhaps the worst treatment scandal in the NHS’s history.

In the 1970s and 80s, thousands of haemophiliacs – like members of Tony’s family – were treated with contaminated blood products.  Read more

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