HC Deb 16 November 1983 vol 48 c490W
Mrs. Currie

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many blood donors there are in the United Kingdom; what were the corresponding numbers for each of the past five years; and what steps he is taking to increase the number of such donors.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The approximate number of whole blood donations to the United Kingdom transfusion services in the past five years is as follows:

Year Million
1978 2.3
1979 2.3
1980 2.4
1981 2.4
1982 2.4

Our Department plays an active role in promoting national publicity to supplement transfusion centres' local campaigns to attract donors.