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Organs: Donors

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have registered to donate their organs in each year since figures were first available. (125577)

The number of individuals on the NHS Organ Donor Register is shown in the following table:

Number on the NHS Organ Donor Register each year

Million

Added in year

Total at end

1994

0.14

0.14

1995

2.21

2.35

1996

1.39

3.74

1997

0.92

4.66

1998

0.87

5.53

1999

1.51

7.04

2000

1.23

8.27

2001

0.74

9.01

2002

1.08

10.09

2003

0.87

10.96

2004

0.96

11.92

2005

1.01

12.93

2006

1.04

13.97

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for people on the organ transplant list to receive a donation in each year since 1997. (125578)

Median time waited (in days) on the active list to transplant in the United Kingdom, by year of transplant and transplant type, is shown in the following table:

Kidney1

Heart2

Lung(s)

Liver2

1997

278

77

152

46

1998

339

78

242

42

1999

370

104

146

64

2000

390

128

165

36

2001

426

43

203

47

2002

425

40

311

66

2003

433

51

226

52

2004

464

33

145

69

2005

468

41

186

87

2006

809

66

200

108

1 Living donor transplant cases excluded

2 Urgent cases excluded

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are waiting for organ transplants; and how many people are registered to donate organs. (125579)

The number listed actively for an organ transplant in the United Kingdom as at 4 March 2007 is shown in the table.

Organ

Active list

Kidney

6,271

Pancreas

64

Kidney/pancreas

155

Heart

95

Lung(s)

264

Heart/lungs

29

Liver

316

Total

7,194

At 4 March 2007 there were 14.13 million people registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register.