HC Deb 16 June 2004 vol 422 c1009W
Mr. Swayne

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what studies indicate that successful lung transplants can be achieved from non-heart beating donors; and if he will make a statement. [178093]

Ms Rosie Winterton

Lungs have already been successfully transplanted from non-heart beating donors in Sweden, Spain, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Research has shown that non-heart beating donors may prove to be a very good source of lungs for transplantation and should lead to further successful non-heart beating donor transplants in the future.