§ Mr. Harry Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action can be taken by donors to the blood transfusion service to ensure that the blood they supply is used exclusively within the National Health Service.
§ Mr. Freeman
The national blood transfusion service meets non-NHS hospitals' reasonable requests for blood according to availability and clinical need.
The suggestion that donors should impose conditions is not only contrary to this principle but is impracticable in a service dealing with over 2 million units of blood each year.