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Organs: Donors

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of viable human organs available under the NHS Organ Donor Register that were not used for a transplant operation in each year since 1997. (204475)

The following table provides the number of viable human organs procured by organ, that were not used for a transplant operation, in each year since 1997. This includes those organs not used for administrative or recipient reasons. It does not include those organs considered not viable for reasons of the donor or the organ itself.

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Kidneys

1

3

8

9

6

12

8

4

8

Pancreata

2

4

2

8

3

1

7

Lungs

1

2

2

2

3

3

Hearts

1

1

1

Livers

1

3

6

5

6

8

4

2

7

5

Total

2

1

7

10

17

15

16

26

16

16

23