HC Deb 10 April 2002 vol 383 c491W
Mrs. Lawrence

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many UK-resident patients over the age of 16 are being treated with rcFVIII. [22325]

Yvette Cooper

[pursuant to her reply, 11 January 2002, c.1029W]:I regret that my previous reply was incorrect. It should read as follows:

The United Kingdom Haemophilia Doctors Organisation (UKHDCO) carried out a survey in 2001 which revealed that all haemophilia A patients in England under the age of 20 (43 per cent. of the total) and 6.5 per cent. of those over age 20 are receiving, or are entitled to receive, Recombinant Factor VIII. The UKHCDO estimates that the situation is likely to be similar in Northern Ireland, although no data are currently available. In Scotland and Wales, all patients are eligible to receive Recombinant Factor VIII.

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