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Transplant Organs

Volume 406: debated on Thursday 12 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many organs on the Organ Register were available for (a) liver transplants and (b) heart and lung transplants in each of the last five years. [116928]

Information on the number of livers and cardiothoracic (heart/lung) organs donated for transplant in the United Kingdom between 1998 and 2002 are shown in the table.

19981999200020012002Total
Livers6536506636616873,314
Hearts2872512112011601,110
Lungs2782722332472201,250
Total1.2181,1731,1071,1091,0675,674