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Blood Transfusions

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to provide (a) ethryropoietins and (b) other alternatives to blood transfusions to appropriate patients. (141103)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 May 2007, Official Report, column 1772W, on blood transfusions, what steps she is taking to provide treatment to patients who cannot have blood transfusions who are suffering from chemotherapy-induced anaemia. (141104)

The treatment of individual patients remains a matter for their clinical team who will base the treatment on the most appropriate clinical evidence, and the wishes of the patient.