§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have joined the NHS organ donor register; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Bowis
Since the national health service organ donor register was launched on 6 October 1994, over 1.5 million people have joined the register, of which around 400,000 of these were transferred from the existing lifeline Wales register. We shall continue to promote the NHS organ donor register and to support publicity campaigns for this important initiative to encourage organ donation.