Actual use of blood obtained by donation

William Morrison-Bates made this Freedom of Information request to NHS Blood and Transplant

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William Morrison-Bates

Dear Sir or Madam,

I wish to ascertain

1. The exact percentage (%) of whole blood obtained by voluntary donation that is actually used for the intended purpose of transfusions.
2. The exact percentage (%)of donated whole blood that is used for the manufacture of blood products ( serums etc)for eventual sale to countries other than the UK
3. Exact details of the countries in which these products are being sold, and exact details of the profits gained from their sale.

Yours faithfully,

William Morrison-Bates

NHS Blood and Transplant

Our ref: MI/161192

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William Morrison-Bates left an annotation ()

This reply is puzzling to say the least, as I personally was employed for quite a while at the Blood Products Laboratory situated at Dagger Lane Elstree Hertfordshire
where not only serums and other products were manufactured for sale abroad, but testing on live animals took place....
or maybe I just imagined the whole thing ?? think not !!

William Morrison-Bates

Dear Sir or Madam,

I find your reply somewhat puzzling as I was employed at the Blood Products Laboratory Dagger Lane Elstree for quite a while, where not only blood products were manufactured for eventual overseas sale, but testing was carried out on live animals.

I'm certain that this is not a figment of my imagination, and maybe a further response from yourself would be in order ?

Yours faithfully,

William Morrison-Bates

NHS Blood and Transplant

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Yours sincerely,

Mr Narinder Thapar, BA(Hons)
Communications & Public Affairs
NHS Blood and Transplant
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William Morrison-Bates left an annotation ()

And today Children..we're going to look through the square window !!!

brian ovens left an annotation ()

William,

Great questions and I hope you keep asking questions and taking it further. I was listening to a radio show last week and it mentioned that blood in England and Wales that is collected from blood transfusion vans is resold to the NHS. I have since had this confirmed, in Scotland it is sold to private patients.

The answers you have received are baffling.

Good luck

John Arthurs left an annotation ()

Just so you know, blood is sold to the wider NHS (I.e Hospitals and also private hospitals) for £125 per unit at present. I work here and might it be mentioned it is a not for profit org.