Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Thousands of blood donors turned away by NHS as staff are too busy

Thousands of blood donors turned away by NHS as staff are too busy FOI request reveals 6,798 people complained to the NHS in 2013-14 about not being able to give blood at arranged sessions despite fears of future shortage

The NHS has turned away thousands of potential blood donors because staff are too busy, despite complaining of a 40% slump in people coming forward and a potential shortage of future stocks.


The health service’s blood and transplant unit revealed, after a freedom of information request, that 1,986 people complained they had been turned away from walk-in sessions in the year 2013-14; a similar number (1,949) said they did not have their blood taken even when they had made an appointment. Continue reading... The Guardian

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