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Foetal Tissue: Blood

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many units collected by the NHS Cord Blood Bank were (a) suitable for and (b) used for transplant purposes in each year since 2005; (205557)

(2) how many units the NHS Cord Blood Bank collected in each year since 2005.

The NHS Cord Blood Bank collected 2,543 samples in 2004-05, 2,056 in 2005-06, 2,232 in 2006-07 and 2,632 in 2007-08. This has provided 5,569 suitable samples of which 129 have been issued.