Maximum Weight Limit

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Dear NHS Blood and Transplant,

Your website states:

There is no medical reason for an upper weight limit. However, our donation chairs are designed to be able to take a weight of up to 20 stones (280 pounds or 127 Kg) and there is also one bed at each session that will take up to 25 stones (350 pounds or 158 Kg). This portable equipment cannot take a weight above 25 stone (350 pounds or 158 Kg) and therefore we would unfortunately, not be able to take a donation safely from anyone over that weight. Present guidelines that are in place to safeguard donors wellbeing means that donors must donate on the donation chair only and not by any other means.

How many people have you turned away from giving blood (2014-2017) for being too heavy to give blood.

Why do you not have chairs/beds that can support heavier people given the rising obesity levels of adults in the UK.

What procedure do you have in place when you suspect someone may be too heavy to give blood.

How many complaints have you received (2014-2017) regarding being too heavy to give blood.

Yours faithfully,

John Peters

Customer Services, NHS Blood and Transplant

Email: [FOI #434053 email]

Our ref: SF/332598

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Dear Mr Peters

 

Re: Information request

 

Thank you for your request dated 26^th September 2017 for information from
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