The BAcC has exhausted all avenues for appealing this decision and has had to accept that any further attempts to overturn it may only serve to detract from its own smooth progress towards regulation. Although many patients affected by this decision may want to express their discontent directly to the authorities, the BAcC does not envisage mounting a public campaign to try to reverse the decision.
Mike O'Farrell, BAcC CEO said, 'We have fought this decision very strongly over the last nine months, using all our contacts and resources, but to no avail. I am extremely sorry that we have been unable to achieve success here but it has not been for want of trying.'
The Joint Professional Advisory Committee's Change Notification No. 33 - 2009 can be downloaded from the website of the UK Blood Transfusion & Tissue Transplantation Services via http://tinyurl.com/ydyvnza