HC Deb 09 December 1986 vol 107 c124W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he is taking to reassure haemophiliacs and other patients requiring blood of the safety of such transfusions; if he will use publicity to reassure such patients; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton

The doctors who prescribe blood products for haemophiliacs are best able to give them any necessary reassurance about safety. Reassurance to patients who need blood transfusions can also best be given by the patient's doctor. The leaflet to be delivered to every household next month will refer to the action which has been taken to safeguard the blood for transfusion.