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Hepatitis C Trust

Address: 27 Crosby Row London SE1 3YD
Tel: Office 020 7089 6220, Helpline 020 7089 6220
Description:

The Hepatitis C Trust is the National UK charity for hepatitis C and has been operating since 2001. It is an entirely patient-led and patient-run organisation: all of its staff, both paid and voluntary, either have hepatitis C or have had it and have cleared it after treatment.

Aims:

  • To help those with Hepatitis C, primarily by providing them with both information and support.
  • To raise public awareness of the disease. Half a million people in the UK have Hepatitis C, but 9 out of 10 people who have it, still don't know.
  • To campaign for a sensible and vigorous government response to this epidemic.
  • To initiate research into the many areas of Hepatitis C that continue to be poorly understood.

Activities:

  • Operates a website dedicated to being the most authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date information resource on Hepatitis C in the UK.
  • Are also committed to raising awareness by working to highlight the advantages of getting tested.
  • Runs a helpline manned by people who have or have had hepatitis C.
  • Informing the general public about the truths of Hepatitis C to reduce misconceptions and promote support and understanding around the subject.

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