Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Making blood donation more inclusive to widen the range of blood available for transfusions.

The government is making blood donation more inclusive, allowing people from a wider range of backgrounds to donate blood – protecting and saving more lives as we build back better from the pandemic. 

  • Creating a fairer and more inclusive blood donation service helps to incentivise blood donation whilst increasing the amount of blood donated from rarer blood groups – helping to improve and save lives in the UK.
  • As part of this policy and following scientific advice, the government is updating and improving the donor safety check form – removing questions which had been seen as discriminatory. 
  • Creating a wider and fairer system will not only improve services for everyone but helps to remove unease felt by some who were prevented from donating – saving more lives as we recover from the pandemic.

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