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Organ Transplants

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has on the level of organ transplants in the United Kingdom and other comparable countries.

According to information supplied by the United Kingdom transplant service, the number of organ transplant operations performed in the United Kingdom during 1986 was as follows:

Number
Kidney (cadaveric donors for NHS-entitled patients only)11,493
Heart176
Heart/Lung51
Liver127
1 As notified to date.
Provisional information on the number of heart, heart/ lung and liver transplant operations performed in Austria, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands during 1986 has been provided by Eurotransplant and is as follows:
HeartHeart/LungLiver
Austria323130
Belgium23751
Germany1611105
Netherlands2414
1 Includes 1 liver/kidney transplant.
2 Includes 1 heart/kidney transplant.
Figures for the number of kidney transplant operations performed in other countries are not yet available for 1986. 1985 statistics have been made available by the European Dialysis and Transplant Association. These figures include living donor transplants and private operations and are therefore higher than those provided by UKTS for the United Kingdom. For selected European countries, 1985 information is as follows:
Total kidney transplantsPatients treated per million population
Austria22918·9
Belgium29029·4
Federal Republic of Germany1,27420·8
France1,15721·0
Netherlands32322·4
United Kingdom1,54927·5
For information on a more complete list of countries, my hon. Friend may wish to write to the EDTA at St. Thomas's hospital, London SE1.