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Blood donation statistics for last 10 years (FOI)

Blood donation statistics for last 10 years (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 16 February 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Can you give us a year-by-year breakdown of the numbers of people in Jersey who gave blood over the last 10 years?


Health and Community Services hold records of the number of local blood donations collected each year, rather than the number of individuals who donate. Data for the blood donation service is securely isolated from patient data and a database of the number of unique donors per year is not held. Interrogation of the system to identify the number of individual donors each year over the 10-year period would exceed the timescales prescribed in the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014. Therefore, Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied in this respect.  

Some donors will give up to three donations per year, this being dependant on their blood group, being able to meet the donation acceptance criteria and their availability.

Please see the table below for the number of blood donations made each year from 2013 to 2017. Complete data for 2018 to 2021 has previously been provided in response to a Freedom of Information request, published on in November 2022.

Blood donation statistics (FOI)

As this information is available elsewhere, Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.


Number of donations


Source: Pathology database

Final year data for 2022 is provided below:


Number of donations 


Source: Pathology database

Articles applied

Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations. 

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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