Blood Stocks (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 c332W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the current levels of blood stocks; and what recent representations he has received about their adequacy. [11228]

Mr. Horam

No representations have been received recently about the levels of blood stocks.

Blood stocks are often low over the Christmas and new year period, because of seasonal and other fluctuations in supply and demand and this winter has been no exception. Current levels of donations are encouraging, but the National Blood Authority has appealed for more donors to come forward in two out of its three zones, and in keeping the position under review.