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Transplant Surgery: Waiting Lists

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people died while on the transplant waiting list in each year since 2000. (258964)

The following table shows the number of people who died while on the transplant waiting list in England in each calendar year, 2000-08:

Organ listed

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

20081

Kidney

229

201

205

249

236

236

239

253

195

Pancreas

0

0

0

2

1

2

1

1

2

Kidney/pancreas

11

6

7

5

9

14

9

10

15

Heart

42

33

18

15

22

24

29

36

19

Lung(s)

52

64

58

68

54

71

62

72

50

Heart/lung

38

32

28

20

17

9

9

8

3

Liver

65

61

64

74

67

99

101

112

93

Total

437

397

380

433

406

455

450

492

377

1 Figures for 2008 are likely to be under-reported due to late notification