Blood: Donors

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th September 2021.

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Labour/Co-operative, Vauxhall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis is for his decision not remove the three month restriction on donating blood for anyone in England whose partner has had sex with someone from parts of the world where HIV is very common; and if he will publish that this scientific advice.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department of Health and Social Care has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

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