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Information regarding discarded platelets.

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First published:
10 February 2022
Last updated:


9 February 2022


ATISN 16036 – Blood products

Thank you for your request to the Welsh Government for information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) received on 02 February 2022. You requested the following: 

  1. Please could you give to me the figures/data for discarded platelets, from the Welsh Blood Service, due to activated platelets and/or aggregates. 
  2. How many platelets have been discarded because "clumping" has already occurred before transfusion and/or pooling.
  3. Please can you provide the previous 5yrs data: 2017-2022 (part of)

Our Response

Unfortunately the Welsh Government does not hold the information you have requested. I suggest you contact the Welsh Blood Service directly who should be able to provide you with the information you have asked for.  Their contact details are:

Welsh Blood Service
Ely Valley Road,
Talbot Green
CF72 9WB

Telephone Number: 01443 622 000

Next Steps

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response. Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at: 

Information Rights Unit, 
Welsh Government,
Cathays Park, 
CF10 3NQ 
or Email:

Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above. 
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner’s Office, 
Wycliffe House, 
Water Lane, 

However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

Yours sincerely