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 what the blood collection level of each geographical area in England and Wales was assessed to be by the review of the National Blood Service Strategy, broken down by (i) percentage of donors in the population in each area and (ii) number of times donors give blood in a given period.

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

The National Blood Service (NBS) has provided the information shown in the following table.

Region( 1) Donor penetration in population (percentage) Average frequency of donation( 2)
Anglia 4.4 1.50
London 3.6 1.15
North and Yorkshire 4.7 1.36
North-west 3.6 1.25
South 4.7 1.36
South-east 4.0 1.37
South-west 5.6 1.25
Trent 4.7 1.41
West midlands 3.6 1.62
(1) The regions are based on NBS definitions not standard Government regions.

(2) Average number of donations per registered donor per year.

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