HC Deb 16 November 1981 vol 13 c52W
Mr. Richard Page

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the monthly rate of kidney donations (a) before the British Broadcasting Corporation "Panorama" programme on brain death was broadcast and (b) after the broadcast, including where possible donations between blood relatives.

Dr. Vaughan

The average monthly figures for cadaver transplants in the periods before and after the transmission of the Panorama programme in October 1980 are as follows:

January to December 1979 66
January to September 1980 80
October to December 1980 37
January to September 1981 65

Figures are not collected for transplants where the donor is a living relative.