HC Deb 14 February 2003 vol 400 c34W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice he has sought on asystolic donor transplant operations and elective ventilation procedures. [97179]

Mr. Lammy

At the Transplant Summit in February 2001, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health, announced draft Government plans to increase the rate of asystolic donor transplants. UK Transplant has been allocated extra funding to increase organ donation rates including developing more asystolic donor transplant programmes.

The Department currently considers the practice of elective ventilation to be unlawful.

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