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Medical Treatments Abroad: Transplant Surgery

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people who travelled abroad for an organ transplant in the last year for which data are available. (185299)

Information is only held for kidney transplants where we have a record of their being followed up in a United Kingdom hospital. In 2006, there were 31 UK residents who were transplanted with a kidney overseas and are being followed up in the UK. Two were from deceased donors, 28 from a living donor and one donor type not recorded. The majority were transplanted in Pakistan.