Lead policy.

E.T. Pattillo made this Official Information request to New Zealand Blood Service

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From: E.T. Pattillo

Dear New Zealand Blood Service,

1. Does the New Zealand Blood Service have a policy concerning lead in donated blood?
2. Does the New Zealand Blood Service test for lead in donated blood either routinely or otherwise?
3. Is the New Zealand Blood Service aware of any instances of elevated lead levels in New Zealand patients where blood transfusion was the likely cause?

Yours faithfully,

E.T. Pattillo

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New Zealand Blood Service

Kia ora

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act (OIA) request received on 5
December 2022 as below:

 

1. Does the New Zealand Blood Service have a policy concerning lead in
donated blood?
2. Does the New Zealand Blood Service test for lead in donated blood
either routinely or otherwise?
3. Is the New Zealand Blood Service aware of any instances of elevated
lead levels in New Zealand patients where blood transfusion was the likely
cause?

 

Your request is acknowledged and a response will be forthcoming within 20
working days, (by 23 January, taking into account public and summer
holidays), which is the required timeframe under the Act.

 

 

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

OIA Administrator

New Zealand Blood Service

71 Great South Road, Epsom, Private Bag 92-071, Auckland 1142

 

Every donation can help to save lives. Save lives, Give blood or plasma.

Download the new NZ Blood Service Donor App from the [1]App Store or
[2]Google Play today!

[3]www.nzblood.co.nz

 

 

 

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From: E.T. Pattillo <[4][FOI #21342 email]>
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2022 4:25 PM
To: Donors NAT <[5][email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Lead policy.

 

Dear New Zealand Blood Service,

1. Does the New Zealand Blood Service have a policy concerning lead in
donated blood?
2. Does the New Zealand Blood Service test for lead in donated blood
either routinely or otherwise?
3. Is the New Zealand Blood Service aware of any instances of elevated
lead levels in New Zealand patients where blood transfusion was the likely
cause?

Yours faithfully,

E.T. Pattillo

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Kia ora

 

In response to your Official Information Act (OIA) request received on 5
December 2022:

 

1. Does the New Zealand Blood Service have a policy concerning lead in
donated blood?
2. Does the New Zealand Blood Service test for lead in donated blood
either routinely or otherwise?
3. Is the New Zealand Blood Service aware of any instances of elevated
lead levels in New Zealand patients where blood transfusion was the likely
cause?

 

NZ Blood Service do not have a formal policy relating to lead in donated
blood and we do not test for it.  We take note of any concerns raised by
public health in relation to population level risks of toxins and would
undertake a risk assessment based on those concerns, if they occur.  We
are not aware of any instances where lead in a blood transfusion led to a
clinical concern.

 

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

OIA Administrator

New Zealand Blood Service

71 Great South Road, Epsom, Private Bag 92-071, Auckland 1142

 

Every donation can help to save lives. Save lives, Give blood or plasma.

Download the new NZ Blood Service Donor App from the [2]App Store or
[3]Google Play today!

[4]www.nzblood.co.nz

 

From: OIA <[email address]>
Sent: Tuesday, 6 December 2022 1:34 pm
To: [FOI #21342 email]
Subject: Acknowledgement: Official Information request - Lead policy.

 

Kia ora

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act (OIA) request received on 5
December 2022 as below:

 

1. Does the New Zealand Blood Service have a policy concerning lead in
donated blood?
2. Does the New Zealand Blood Service test for lead in donated blood
either routinely or otherwise?
3. Is the New Zealand Blood Service aware of any instances of elevated
lead levels in New Zealand patients where blood transfusion was the likely
cause?

 

Your request is acknowledged and a response will be forthcoming within 20
working days, (by 23 January, taking into account public and summer
holidays), which is the required timeframe under the Act.

 

 

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

OIA Administrator

New Zealand Blood Service

71 Great South Road, Epsom, Private Bag 92-071, Auckland 1142

 

Every donation can help to save lives. Save lives, Give blood or plasma.

Download the new NZ Blood Service Donor App from the [5]App Store or
[6]Google Play today!

[7]www.nzblood.co.nz

 

 

 

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From: E.T. Pattillo <[8][FOI #21342 email]>
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2022 4:25 PM
To: Donors NAT <[9][email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Lead policy.

 

Dear New Zealand Blood Service,

1. Does the New Zealand Blood Service have a policy concerning lead in
donated blood?
2. Does the New Zealand Blood Service test for lead in donated blood
either routinely or otherwise?
3. Is the New Zealand Blood Service aware of any instances of elevated
lead levels in New Zealand patients where blood transfusion was the likely
cause?

Yours faithfully,

E.T. Pattillo

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