HC Deb 26 October 1993 vol 230 cc610-1W
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.

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.