This World AIDS Day, Haemophilia Scotland is remembering those we have lost to the virus and thinking of their families and friends. We are also thinking of our members who fight the virus on a daily basis. Our long term survivors and their loved ones are living with the consequences of the contaminated blood disaster.
World AIDS Day is an international day to remember those who have died because of AIDS, to prevent new cases of HIV and to stand in solidarity with people living with the virus.
This year, charity partners and NHS partners are challenging us with the question of “What will you do?”
- What will you do to remember those who have died because of AIDS?
- What will you do to prevent new cases of HIV?
- What will you do to challenge stigma and prejudice?
One of the ways that we remember those who have died because of AIDS is through the Contaminated Blood Memorial Fund. The Fund is bringing bereaved families together to plan, and raise money for, a lasting memorial to those who have died as a result of the contaminated blood disaster in Scotland.
To contribute to the Memorial Fund, you can:
- Donate online at www.justgiving.com/contaminatedbloodmemorialfund.
- Text CBME23 to 70070. The standard donation is £10 but you can give less or more by adding an amount to your text. For example, to give £20, you text “CMBE23 £20” to 70070.