§ 38. Mr. Jenkins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the work of the National Blood Authority. 
§ Mr. Denham
The National Blood Authority (NBA) is a vital part of the National Health Service and, as such is expected to provide high quality, cost efficient services. Over the past two years the NBA has introduced new 531W initiatives to ensure that the quality and safety of blood for patients is maintained and improved and that NHS demand for blood components is fully met.