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Blood

Volume 170: debated on Friday 30 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give the fee charged to non-National Health Service hospitals for handling each unit of blood for each year since 1982.

Handling charges for whole blood supplied to non-National Health Service hospitals were introduced on 1 April 1984. The charges do not include any element for the blood itself, which is donated free of charge to the National Blood Transfusion Service for use where it is needed.Charges for each year from 1984–85 to 1989–90 are given in the table:

1 April to 31 MarchPer unit of whole blood £
1984–8519·75
1985–8619·75
1986–8721·00
1987–8823·00
1988–8926·25
1989–9029·25

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the total units of blood supplied in each year since 1982 to non-National Health Service hospitals.

Blood issued to non-National Health Service hospitals is shown in the table:

National Blood Transfusion Service: England and Wales1Units of blood issued to non-National Health Service hospitals
YearUnits
198231,437
198340,786
198449,232
198554,327
198664,040
198780,002
198875,961
1The figures relate to Wales and 12 regions in England as information is not available for Oxford region.