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Blood Donors

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations she received in each year since 2002 on the National Blood Service’s policy that prohibits gay and bisexual men from donating blood. (144179)

The Department is able to provide information for the last three years. This is provided in the following table.

Correspondence1

2005

24

2006

27

2007

11 (to date)

1 letters that have been identified that are on the issue of gay men excluded from donating blood