I was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis C and have been attempting to understand how I contracted it. I had heart surgery in 1986 and this appears the most probable cause. I have been able to find out that it is 'very likely' that I was given blood during the surgery, but formal records from the private hospital have long since been destroyed. I'm waiting for my GP records, but the question I have for the community is, has anyone else been infected through blood supplies from a private hospital. Would this have been an NHS supply in 1986?
Any advice on who to ask to find out more?