§ Mr. Shersby
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the circular setting out procedures for the donation of organs for transplantation.
§ Mrs. Currie
We issued health circular HC(88)63 yesterday. It provides guidance on procedures for organ donation. We believe this will increase the number of organs available for transplantation. The circular also asks health authorities to carry out an audit of deaths in intensive care units. The audit will reveal the total potential for organ donation and the reasons why donation sometimes does not take place.