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Guide to the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme

Published on 15 February 2021

What is the scheme?

The scheme provides support to people who were historically infected with hepatitis C and/or HIV following treatment with NHS:

  • blood
  • blood products
  • tissue

The Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme (SIBSS) took over from the existing UK schemes for Scottish beneficiaries in April 2017.

Prior schemes included:

  • Eileen Trust
  • Macfarlane Trust
  • MFET Ltd
  • Skipton Fund
  • Caxton Foundation

The new scheme was introduced as a result of the Scottish Financial Review commissioned by the Scottish Government.

Visit the Scottish Government website for further information.