Annual review from the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) / Public Health England (PHE) epidemiology unit.
For earlier annual reviews, see the archived health protection website.
The NHSBT / PHE surveillance programme is a series of national schemes that monitors infection in:
- blood, tissue and organ donors
- transfusion recipients
Data from these schemes are used to assess and improve blood and tissue safety.
Errata for the safe supplies 2013 annual review and supplementary data:
The number of donors or donations tested were adjusted in the rate calculations although patterns remain largely the same.
Reflecting on the population, 2013 annual review:
- blood donor surveillance chapter, figure 1.2 estimated rate of viral infections by donor type gender and age group show slightly higher rates
Supplementary data tables and figures, 2013:
- tables 1.1-1.5 cumulative (all years) rates of markers are now lower in most cases
- figures 1.8-1.11 rates of markers in blood donors by donor type and gender show lower rates in repeat donors
- figure 1.13 seroconversion rates for HBsAg, anti-HCV, and anti-HIV are now lower