HC Deb 08 May 1968 vol 764 cc107-8W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Health whether the genetic debilitating abnormality known as sickle-cell anaemia is present in the blood stream of the native white population of the British Isles.

Mr. Snow

Not so far as is known.

Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Health what account is taken by the National Blood Transfusion Service of the risk involved in live transfusions of blood containing such inherited abnormalities as sickle-cell anaemia or other genetic peculiarities which may distinguish blood from donors who have lived for generations in tropical or sub-tropical areas, in

1966, increased the population by about 74 per cent., and because certain former specific grants not payable by the Department now enter into the rate support grant.