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14 July 2017

Hepatitis A Update: Give blood as usual in Coatbridge and Airdrie

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In May 2017 we introduced a restriction on donations from donors living in the Airdrie and Coatbridge area. This was because of the outbreak of Hepatitis A in Lanarkshire. The outbreak is now settling, with only a very small number of new cases in the last few weeks

As a result, we will lift the restriction from 15 July 2017 and start collecting blood again from donors in this area. Donors who live in ML5 and ML6 postcode areas will be able to give blood and platelets again as usual. You should receive an invitation to give blood next time we are in your area.

From 15 July, donors living in ML5 and ML6 can give blood again as usual Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service

Many thanks to all of our donors in Coatbridge and Airdrie for their patience over the past few weeks. We appreciate your support and understanding as we work to keep our blood supply as safe as possible. We’re delighted to welcome back our dedicated Lanarkshire donors to give blood again as usual.

 

 

  • If you have been in close contact with someone who has had Hepatitis A, or if you have received a Hepatitis A vaccination because of this outbreak, you may have to wait up to six months to donate. Please contact our enquiry line on 0345 30 17 2 70 or email nss.snbtsenquiry@nhs.net
  • If you are concerned or have any questions about Hepatitis A, please visit the NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk/conditions/Hepatitis-A 

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We aim to retain 6 days of stocks at any time in order to meet the requirements of patients in Scotland.

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