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Kidney Donor Cards

Volume 887: debated on Wednesday 5 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what response he has had to his issue of a revised version of the kidney donor card; and when he hopes to issue guidance to doctors to improve the operation of the Human Tissue Act 1961.

60,000 copies of the revised card have been issued since it became available on 15th January, but it is too early to assess what effect this measure may have on the supply of kidneys for transplantation purposes. Consultations with health boards and representatives of the medical profession on the proposed circular of guidance on the Human Tissue Act 1961 are proceeding, and the guidance will be issued as soon as possible when the comments received have been evaluated.