Mr Evans, a marketing consultant from Coventry, spent 12 months gathering thousands of documents through Freedom of Information requests and from the National Archives.He said: 'There has long been concern that there was the use of 'human guinea pigs'.An estimated 7,500 people contracted hepatitis as a result, and many were also infected with HIV.Up to 2,000 died and others were left with severe health problems.
She added: 'He was a wonderful man, and they made sure he was told about all the people thinking about him and praying for him.
Patients were given deadly contaminated blood for at least five years after health officials became aware of the danger, damning documents reveal.
Newly unearthed minutes of meetings held in 19 show that officials consciously put patients at risk during a scandal which killed 2,000 people.
That product, it later emerged, was tainted with hepatitis C – an incurable virus which attacks the liver.
In Mr Dorricott's case, it was not until many years later that he became aware he had contracted the virus.