§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many effective blood donors there have been in Tayside health board in each year since 1981; and how many blood donations were made in each year.
§ Mr. John MacKay
The available information relates to the east of Scotland region of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, which draws donors from north-east Fife as well as from the area of Tayside health board. The total number of "effective blood donors" is not recorded but the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service maintains an active donor panel of the order of 35,000 persons in the region, which has been found adequate to meet demand. The number of blood donations in the region were as follows: 157W
Year Donations Taken 1 April 1981–31 March 1982 31,653 1 April 1982–31 March 1983 31,627 1 April 1983–31 March 1984 31,093 1 April 1984–31 March 1985 29,508 1 April 1985–31 March 1986 27,345 1 April 1986–31 December 1986 (part year) 20,808