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Organs: Donors

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what sources of data on organ donation his Department uses; and if he will make a statement. (209907)

The Department uses a wide range of data sources for organ donation related purposes. The primary source for statistical data is NHS Blood and Transplant, which publishes “Transplant Activity in the UK” on an annual basis, copies of the 2006-07 Report have been placed in the Library.

Other sources of data include the Information Centre for health and social care. The Council of Europe provides a Europe-wide overview in its annual Transplant Newsletter that includes international figures on organ donation and transplantation.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many organ donors donated organs in each of the last five years, broken down by hospital; and which organs were donated. (209909)

The number of organ donors who donated organs in 2006-07 broken down by hospital and which organs were donated can be found at:

www.uktransplant.org.uk/ukt/statistics/transplant_activity_report/transplant_activity_report.jsp

Appendix la and Appendix 1b give numbers of deceased heartbeating and non-heartbeating organ donors and donated organs by donating hospitals.

The number of organ donors who donated organs in 2001-06 broken down by hospital and which organs were donated can be found at:

www.uktransplant.org.uk/ukt/statistics/transplant_activity_report/archive_activity_reports/archive_reports.jsp

Appendix 1a and Appendix 1b give numbers of deceased heartbeating and non-heartbeating organ donors and donated organs by donating hospitals.