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Transplant Surgery

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many transplant operations there were in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) type of organ and (b) strategic health authority area; and how many viable human organs available under the NHS Organ Donor Register were not used for a transplant operation in each such year. (208218)

The number of transplant operations carried out in each year since 1997, by organ type and strategic health authority (SHA), is shown in the following tables.

For information on the number of viable organs available under the NHS Organ Donor Register that were not used for a transplant operation, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 16 May 2008, Official Report, column 1824W.

Organ transplants, United Kingdom, 1997 to 2007, by year and organ transplanted

Organ

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Total

Kidney

1,666

1,583

1,581

1,671

1,691

1,658

1,697

1,821

1,739

1,911

2,011

19,029

Pancreas

9

0

3

0

6

8

12

10

15

25

51

139

Kidney/pancreas

21

22

31

32

41

52

42

69

102

138

196

746

Heart

264

261

227

204

166

158

148

165

146

156

129

2,024

Lung(s)

103

89

110

98

93

112

135

119

129

119

121

1,228

Heart/lungs

43

51

49

33

32

16

15

15

8

3

8

273

Liver

659

651

679

664

675

701

625

716

592

625

628

7,215

Other combinations

4

6

5

1

6

1

1

0

18

5

7

41

Total

2,779

2,676

2,695

2,709

2,717

2,717

2,683

2,930

2,747

2,999

3,161

30,813

Organ transplants, United Kingdom, 1997 to 2007 by year and SHA

Strategic health authority

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Total

East Midlands

96

96

84

104

93

122

80

102

102

101

120

1,100

East of England

207

228

211

197

223

191

207

245

205

250

216

2,380

London

821

766

771

751

782

751

722

819

698

880

900

8,661

North East

236

193

219

214

208

208

225

218

210

204

225

2,360

North West

230

245

245

280

248

230

248

270

276

304

255

2,831

South Central

168

113

135

159

113

119

127

134

166

170

227

1,631

South East coast

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

South West

101

124

104

90

119

122

153

143

155

164

169

1,444

West Midlands

357

316

321

293

308

361

307

366

338

347

374

3,688

Yorkshire and the Humber

238

260

258

269

279

295

286

304

293

258

276

3,016

Wales

64

80

59

77

91

52

84

88

82

88

113

878

Scotland

190

238

248

232

216

216

199

183

192

189

244

2,357

Northern Ireland

51

27

40

43

37

50

45

58

30

44

42

467

Total

2,779

2,676

2,695

2,709

2,717

2,717

2,683

2,930

2,747

2,999

3,161

30,813