Blood donation

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7054.428 (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:428

Britain's blood service is committed to spirit of altruism among donors

  1. E Angela E Robinson
  1. Medical director National Blood Authority, Watford WD1 1QH

    EDITOR,—Ann Oakley raises a moot academic point in her editorial about whether Titmuss's survey of people's reasons for donating blood needs to be repeated.1 Unfortunately, her superficially interesting hypothesis is undermined by its construction around a series of allegations that do not stand up to even minimal analysis.

    Not all blood services are “in a mess.” The National Blood Service in Britain, which is recognised as among the finest and the safest in the world, goes from strength to strength, meeting hospitals' …

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