ABOUT US & OUR TEAM

The team at Scottish Infected Blood Forum

About Us

The Scottish Infected Blood Forum is a Scottish Registered Charity that was formed on 4 October 2012. It's registered charity number with OSCR  (the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator) is SC043464.

It is constituted as an Unincorporated Association, with its main Purposes being:
The advancement of education, the promotion of equality and diversity, the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.

It's charitable objectives are:

    (a) The advancement of education.
    (b) The promotion of equality and diversity.
    (c) The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage. In furtherance of these objects the association will provide a forum for persons affected by the administration of infected blood products or tissues:

     (i) to meet in the context of a forum having a common interest,
    (ii) to exchange information between individuals and bodies,
   (iii) to provide mutual support, advice and guidance
   (iv) to inform the wider society of the relevant issues, and
    (v) to advocate for the needs of such people.

This includes (but is not exclusive to) those with specific conditions or infections such as haemophilia, hepatitis C, HIV, where any such infection is as a result of medical treatment, or those infected as a result of blood transfusion or other medical treatment, as well as the families or carers of such persons.

SIBF seeks to advocate and speak up for victims of the Contaminated Blood Disaster in Scotland, whether they contracted Hepatitis C and/or HIV from blood transfusions or blood products.

The Charity has existed on, and relied on the efforts of campaigning volunteers, themselves infected patient victims of contaminated blood and blood products.

The Forum received core funding from the Scottish Government during 2015 which has enabled the Charity to engage core project and management support, on a part-time basis, up to the end of March 2018 at least.

We hope you find this website useful. If you have any comments or want to find out more, please go to the Contact section.