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Blood: EU Countries

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information NHS Blood and Transplant holds on the amount of blood and tissue imported from other EU countries in each of the last three years.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

In the last three years NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has imported two rare red cell units from the European Union.

Approximately 24,000 units of plasma per year are imported from the EU.

NHSBT has not imported any tissues (excluding solid organs) from the EU in the past three years.

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