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Kidney Donations

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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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 197966
January to September 198080
October to December 198037
January to September 198165
Figures are not collected for transplants where the donor is a living relative.