HC Deb 05 February 1985 vol 72 cc497-8W
Mr. Butterfill

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if Scotland is already self-sufficient in blood products; for how long the heat treating of all concentrates has been taking place; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John MacKay

Scotland is self-sufficient in all normally required blood products. All factor VIII concentrate issued from the protein fractionation centre of the Scottish national blood transfusion service since 1 January 1985 has been heat treated.

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