HC Deb 24 May 1994 vol 244 c119W
18. Rev. Martin Smyth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the individual's choice as to donation of organs.

Mr. Sackville

The wishes of the individual are paramount when considering the question of organ donation. This is secured by the Human Tissue Act 1961 under which organs from a deceased person may be used for therapeutic, educational or research purposes if that is known to have been the wish of the deceased or, if his wishes are not known, those of his relatives.