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Blood Donors: Information Leaflet

Volume 622: debated on Wednesday 21 February 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the advice given to potential blood donors in the document

Do Not Give Blood Without Reading This Leaflet still reflects the considered views of the National Health Service; and, if not whether, and, if so for what reasons, the leaflet has been withdrawn. [HL748]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health
(Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)

The National Blood Service continues to issue this leaflet to potential blood donors every day. The guidance on eligibility to donate blood is drawn up by the United Kingdom blood services standing advisory committee on the care and selection of donors, which reviews the criteria on a regular basis.