The “Review of Documentation Relating to the Safety of Blood Products 1970-1985 (Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis)” was released on 22 May, together with the references identified in the review. An additional 4,600 documents were identified during the review, including those relating to HIV/AIDS, and it has been agreed that these documents will be released in line with the Freedom of Information Act. Numerous documents are already in the public domain.
The issue of AIDS and licensed blood products was discussed at the Committee on Safety of Medicines Sub-Committee on Biological Products at a meeting on 13 July 1983, at which the Head of the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre at the Public Health Laboratory Service was present. A copy of these minutes, together with a paper considered by the Committee on Safety of Medicines, are in the public domain.
Any further documents relevant to action in relation to the letter from the Head of the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre will be released with the documents currently being prepared for release.