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Organ Transplants

Volume 458: debated on Tuesday 13 March 2007

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people died while on waiting lists for organ transplants in each year since 2001. (126789)

Tragically 2,761 people died while listed for an organ transplant since 2001. 451 people in 2001, 427 in 2002, 485 in 2003, 455 in 2004, 495 in 2005, and 448 people in 2006. I have put a table in the Library showing the breakdown by organ

Number of patients dying 2001-06 while listed for an organ transplant, UK.

Organ awaited

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Kidney

253

260

303

293

286

261

Pancreas

2

1

2

Kidney/pancreas

6

5

6

8

16

9

Heart

35

19

17

21

23

29

Lung(s)

64

57

65

53

66

50

Heart/lungs

32

26

20

14

9

8

Liver

61

60

72

65

93

91

Total

451

427

485

455

495

448