HC Deb 29 January 1991 vol 184 cc478-9W
Mr. Rooker

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has on the numbers of people waiting, by region, for kidney transplants and the trends in transplants and available treatment for those awaiting a donor kidney.

Mrs. Bottomley

The table gives the number of people waiting for kidney transplants by region as at 18 January 1991. The number of cadaveric kidney transplants performed in the United Kingdom has risen from 849 in 1978 to 1,732 in 1989; an increase of 104 per cent. The most common forms of treatment available for those awaiting a transplant are haemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. The number of renal patients receiving such treatment has risen from 2,947 in 1978 to 7,751 in 1988; an increase of 163 per cent.

Northern 229
Yorkshire 187
Devon 321
East Anglia 321
North West Thames 207
North East Thames 419
South West Thames 292
South East Thames 78
Western 100
Oxford 81
South Western 220
West Midlands 397
Mersey 96
North Western 281
Wales 96
Scotland 436
Northern Ireland 76
TOTAL 3,620

Source: United Kingdom Transplant Service.

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