HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 cc590-1W
62. Mr. Hanley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a further statement on the transplant programme.

Mrs. Currie

Provisional figures for the number of cadaveric transplants carried out in the United Kingdom during the first nine months of 1987 and 1988 are as follows:

1987 1988 percentage change
Kidneys 1,107 1,205 +9
Hearts and heart/lungs 214 269 +26
Livers 127 184 +45

Note: The totals refer to operations performed on patients entitled to NHS treatment.

Plans for implementing the recommendations of Sir Raymond Hoffenberg's working party on the availability of organs are well advanced. We are now concluding our consultations with health authorities and interested organisations about operational policies for organ donation. Detailed guidance will be issued shortly. We are also planning further publicity—in support of the transplant programme and have committed £250,000 to the campaign for this winter.