Organ Transplants

Health written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Anthony D Wright Anthony D Wright Labour, Great Yarmouth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people died while on waiting lists for organ transplants in each year since 2001.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

Tragically 2,761 people died while listed for an organ transplant since 2001. 451 people in 2001, 427 in 2002, 485 in 2003, 455 in 2004, 495 in 2005, and 448 people in 2006. I have put a table in the Library showing the breakdown by organ

Number of patients dying 2001-06 while listed for an organ transplant, UK.
Organ awaited 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Kidney 253 260 303 293 286 261
Pancreas 2 1 2
Kidney/pancreas 6 5 6 8 16 9
Heart 35 19 17 21 23 29
Lung(s) 64 57 65 53 66 50
Heart/lungs 32 26 20 14 9 8
Liver 61 60 72 65 93 91
Total 451 427 485 455 495 448

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