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Request Reference: 8902 Request Date: 13 Nov 2019
Request: Dear NHS Business Services Authority, How does the English Infected Blood Support Scheme calculate 'probability' to prove that on the 'balance of probabilities', i.e. is >50%, a person has been infected with hepatitis C (HCV) by NHS blood transfusion? How does the English Infected Blood Support Scheme calculate 'probability' to prove that on the 'balance of probabilities', i.e. is >50%, a person has been infected with hepatitis C (HCV) by intravenous drug use? Yours faithfully, [Name redacted]

Status: Complete
Response Date: 11 Dec 2019
Response: Please see attached response

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