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Crash victim’s infected organs were a ‘death sentence’, inquiry is told

A WOMAN went for a life-saving transplant and ‘came out with a death sentence’, her husband said at the infected blood inquiry.

She died in her early 30s after developing HIV as a result of being given a fatal crash victim’s kidney, the Edinburgh hearing was told.

The man was given infected blood during the fight to save him in 1984. The recipients of his liver, heart and kidneys all got HIV.

The husband said: ‘I have often thought why this terrible disease was ever allowed to infect the thousands of people that it did.’