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Organs: Donors

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the Organ Donation Taskforce. (228479)

A Programme Delivery Board, Chaired by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director, has been established to bring together all those with a role in implementing the recommendations, including representatives from all four UK Health Departments, NHS Blood and Transplant, Human Tissue Authority, National Commissioning Group, Healthcare Commission and the relevant professional organisations. The Board will be responsible for ensuring that all recommendations are fully implemented.

In addition, Chris Rudge took up his appointment as the first National Clinical Director for Transplantation in September, with a remit of driving forward the implementation of the Taskforce recommendations.