§ Lord Clement-Jones
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What further measures they plan in order to reduce the level of hepatitis B transfusion-transmitted infection, stated in the SHOT annual report 2000–01 to be eight cases over six years. [HL25]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)
The rate of detection of hepatitis B virus in donated blood has improved significantly in recent years. There have been no cases of transfusion transmitted hepatitis B since the case reported in the 2000–01Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) Report. There are currently no plans to introduce further measures, but this is kept under review.