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Learn the story of Richard Warwick, one of the survivors of a tragedy in the history of British medicine

4 December

In the early 1970s, a special treatment for people with haemophilia, Factor Eight, was developed. Some donors were criminals and drug addicts. Richard Warwick, a former student of a UK college for people with disabilities, took Factor Eight about 50 years ago and got HIV from it. Of the 89 young people who took this medicine, only 16 survived, Warwick is one of them. The incident is said to be one of the biggest failures of British medical care.