Blood

Health written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Shadow Minister (Treasury), Vice-Chair (Youth), Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many units of blood were collected by the National Blood Service in England and Wales in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07 and (e) 2007-08, broken down by local authority area.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

The following table gives the number of units of blood collected in England and north Wales.

Units of blood collected( 1) (million)
2003-04 2,296
2004-05 2,155
2005-06 2,039
2006-07 1,971
2007-08 1,927
(1) These figures are rounded to the nearest 10,000.

The National Blood Service is unable to provide a breakdown by local authority area.

These figures include certain categories of specialist donation, such as neo-natal, rare blood sub-types and mobile component donation.

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