§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what latest conveniently available statistics she has on the shortage of donor organs for transplant.
§ Mr. Sackville
Increasing the supply of donor organs is a Government priority. The table shows the numbers of organs transplanted in 1992 and the numbers of patients awaiting organ transplants at 31 August 1993.611W
Number Transplanted in 1992 Kidney 1,641 Heart 301 Heart and lung 53 Lung(s) 89 Liver 501 Awaiting at 31 August 1993 Kidney 4,610 Heart 244 Heart and lung 189 Lung(s) 116 Liver 100
Figures supplied by United Kingdom Transplant Support Service Authority.