§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Health if he will give the technical reasons why it is now being found advisable to segregate blood banks on a racial basis, as well as on a group basis; and how many such racial groups are now registered and segregated under the National Health Service.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
No account is taken of racial groups by the National Blood Transfusion Service in this country and 7W there is no segregation of blood banks on a racial basis. Blood from donors, of whatever race, who have had malaria or lived for a long time in tropical or subtropical areas, is processed into dried plasma in order to avoid the risk of transmitting malaria.