asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the monthly rate of kidney donations (a) before the British Broadcasting Corporation "Panorama" programme on brain death was broadcast and (b) after the broadcast, including where possible donations between blood relatives.
The average monthly figures for cadaver transplants in the periods before and after the transmission of the Panorama programme in October 1980 are as follows:
|January to December 1979||66|
|January to September 1980||80|
|October to December 1980||37|
|January to September 1981||65|