HC Deb 15 February 1973 vol 850 c429W
Mr. Will Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many cases of death have occurred in National Health Service hospitals in each of the last five years arising from identity mistakes resulting in blood transfusions of a different group than that actually required by the patient; and whether he will state by regions where such deaths have occurred.

Mr. Alison

The following is the information requested:

Year Number of Cases Region
1968 1 South Western
1969 Nil
1970 3 (1) South East Metropolitan
(2) Birmingham
1971 1 Newcastle
1972 2 (1) South Western
(1) Liverpool

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