§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what categories of person are prevented from donating blood for the national blood transfusion service.
§ Mr. Sackville
People wishing to donate blood but who consider themselves to be in the following categories are asked not to give bloodanyone who has AIDS, is HIV positive or thinks they may need an AIDS testanyone who has ever injected themselves with drugsany man who has ever had sex with another mananyone who has ever worked as a prostituteany man who has had sex with a woman he knows has AIDS or is HIV positiveany woman who has had sex with a man she knows has ever had sex with another mananyone who has had sex with a man or woman who they know has ever injected themselves with drugsany woman who has had sex with a man who she knows has haemophilia.
People who consider themselves to be in the following categories are asked not to give blood if in the last two years they have had sex with:a male or female prostituteany man or woman of any race living in Africa—but not Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya or Egypt—or any man or woman who has had sex in the last two years with anyone living there.
Others may be deferred from giving blood, either permanently or for a period if332Wthey have had an infectious disease in the last two years, or if they have been in contact with an infectious disease in the last six monthsthey have visited or lived abroad other than in Europethey have received any innoculations or vaccinations in the last six months or ever been treated with human growth hormonethey have had any of the following: anaemia; asthma; brucellosis (undulant fever); cancer; diabetes; epilepsy (fits); glandular fever; hay fever; heart disease; high blood pressure; hospital admission; jaundice (including contact with a case during the past six months); kidney disease; malaria; stroke; tuberculosis.