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Jury is still out on National Blood Service

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1402
  1. P J Bowell
  1. Formerly laboratory services manager, Oxford Blood Centre 35 Deanfield Road, Oxford OX2 9DW

    EDITOR,—E Angela E Robinson criticises Ann Oakley's editorial about blood donation for being based on a catalogue of false premises.1 2 The rosy picture of the English blood transfusion service that Robinson paints, however, does not match my experience. Staff morale, an indicator of the wellbeing of any organisation, is at an all time low as the proposals to rationalise the service are forced through. The departure of so many skilled and experienced staff is also …

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