HC Deb 12 February 1985 vol 73 c160W
59. Mr. Butterfill

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he proposes in response to an article by Dr. Sheena Meredith in the 10 January issue of Medical News, a copy of which has been sent to him, reporting that as recently as 19 December 1984 some transfusion centres were not issuing donors with the leaflet explaining that homosexuals should not give blood; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

We have told regional health authorities to ensure that our revised leaflet "AIDS—Important New Advice for Blood Donors" is given on an individual basis to all donors. Stocks of this leaflet have been issued to regional transfusion centres.