HC Deb 14 February 1994 vol 237 cc626-7W
Mr. Churchill

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients are currently on the waiting list for organ transplant of kidneys, liver and heart-lung respectively; how many were added to the list in each category in the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available; how many had transplant operations; and how many died while waiting for a suitable donor organ.

Dr. Mawhinney

The figures give are for the United Kingdom and are provisional. They have been supplied by the United Kingdom Transplant Support Service Authority.

At 31 December 1993 there were 3,947 patients awaiting kidney transplants—including 29 kidney and pancreas transplants—111 awaiting livers and 409 awaiting hearts—including 172 heart and lungs. During the year to 31 December 1993 there were 1,701 kidney transplants—including 125 transplants from live donors and 14 kidney and pancreas transplants—520 liver transplants and 336 heart transplants—including 35 heart and lungs transplants.

The latest year for which information on patients joining the list and those who died while waiting for a suitable donor organ is available is 1992. There were 1,992 added to the waiting list for kidneys—including 22 kidneys and pancreas—537 for hearts—including 124 for heart and lungs—and 419 for livers. One hundred and thirty patients died while waiting for a suitable donor heart transplant—including 60 heart and lungs—and 53 died while waiting for livers.